Statements we say are Mostly True

Says that as Wisconsin governor, "we ended welfare."

Says some Wisconsin state employee contracts "gave some employees $4 for bringing in their own lunch."

Wisconsin’s concealed-carry permit rules demand more proof than other states that safety training requirements are met, rendering "all existing (training) certificates insufficient" as part of the permit application  

"During my tenure as governor, Wisconsin’s overall tax burden went DOWN."

Wisconsin bill "grants drug companies and medical device manufacturers immunity from injuries and deaths caused by their products."

U.S. unemployment among people ages 16 to 24 is "18.4 percent, which is a 60-year high."

Says Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin ranks "as the most liberal member of the House."

Outside of recall elections, "there's never been a public official removed from office" in Wisconsin "for anything but malfeasance in office."

"When Nancy Nusbaum was Brown County executive, spending went up nearly 50 percent."

Says the 2011-13 state budget eliminates the structural deficit "for the first time in decades."

State Sen. Alberta Darling "voted to add more than $1 billion in additional spending" while cutting programs such as education and health care

An amendment inserted by lawmakers into the state budget "exempts scientific researchers from all state animal cruelty laws."

An iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin could operate for 100 years and generate billion of dollars in economic activity.

Assaults on Wisconsin law enforcement officers are up 224 percent statewide since 2005

"Tommy Thompson wanted to implant data chips in humans."

"Two-thirds of Wisconsin corporations don't pay state income taxes."

"I’ve been through four campaigns and have not done any negative campaigning."  

Says Paul Ryan "voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill -- but wasn't paid for."  

Milwaukee is "the most segregated city in America."

Says Chris Abele, opponent in Milwaukee County executive race, "failed to finish 3 separate colleges, dropping out all 3 times."

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