On target, for public schools
"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."
Lost the war but won this talking point
Democratic Party candidates for the state Assembly "actually received 200,000 more votes statewide" than their Republican counterparts in the 2012 election
State leans heavily on middle class
When it comes to income taxes, Wisconsin is "one of the best places in the country to be poor" but "top 4 or 5 worst" for middle-income earners.
Pelosi opposed budget that included tax hike
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."
Didn’t make them, but his pension fund did
Says Barack Obama has pension investments that include Chinese firms, and "investments through a Caymans trust."
Cherry picked a quarter, but right on the ranking
Says opponent U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore ‘is Wisconsin’s most absent member of Congress, missing nearly 17 percent of the House votes in the second quarter of 2012.’
Bush helped light the fuse
Deficit spending ‘exploded during the Obama administration’ to $5.3 trillion over four years, compared to $2 trillion in eight years under President George W. Bush.
The math works, but there’s more to the story
Based on the August 2012 national jobs numbers, "for every person who got a job, nearly four people stopped looking for a job."
Big benefit for top 0.1 percent
"$500 billion of the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy goes to 120,000 families."
Advantage, big earners
Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code.
Her past votes went farther
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin wants a "completely government-controlled" health care system that goes "far beyond 'Obamacare'" and is "a Medicare system for all."
Hovde fought city’s attempt to collect penalties
Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."
Figures accurate, but implication misleading
"In her nearly decade and (a) half in Congress, Tammy Baldwin has sponsored 105 bills. Only three have been enacted into law."
True, but GOP blocked key bill
Says President Barack Obama promised a "pathway to citizenship" to undocumented immigrants and "didn't deliver jack squat on any of it."
In the ballpark as an estimate
Says "Tommy Thompson's tax plan amounts to an average tax cut of almost $87,000 for the top 1 percent."
Not lower for everyone, but median-value measure is on target
"We’ve seen property taxes go down for the first time in 12 years on a median valued home."
Restructuring debt, yes; but more routine than implied
To help balance the 2011-13 budget, Gov. Scott Walker used "a credit card" approach that "pushed over $500 million in debt onto our children and our grandchildren" costing state taxpayers "more than $150 million in interest."
Funding taken away
Access for 12,000 women to use Planned Parenthood -- "not for the right to choose," but for "basic health care" -- was "taken away" by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
“Little Fitz” had a big day
Says he posted a "win" in the Republican Party of Wisconsin endorsement contest in the U.S. Senate primary.
It’s (mostly) in black and white
The Wisconsin state Assembly chambers extend to the bathroom and the parlor, and rules allow members to vote for each other if the member is in the chambers.
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