And it's increasing
One Wisconsin Now
"The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined."
Parks, administration, transportation saw biggest cuts
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
All, or nearly all, presumed dead
"There are still tens of thousands of missing service members from previous and current conflicts that our nation is working to find and repatriate."
His votes preserve no-limits status quo
League of Conservation Voters
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"
FDR's own words, writings make a strong case
Says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "felt there wasn’t a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people."
His honor candid about proposal’s effect
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Says Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's stated intent when proposing that city contractors disclose private political donations was to "discourage contributions to organizations with which he disagrees."
Carefully worded claim is accurate
"Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."
It's a lot of land
"18 percent of our land in our state right now is either federally, state or county owned for conservation purposes."
Numbers check out
Says she has bipartisan support, including "53 sheriffs throughout the state, Democrats and Republicans."
Small district, big hole
"The hole in the earth that’s going to be dug (for the proposed Gogebic mine) is bigger than my entire district."
Badger State stands alone
"Our pension system is the only one in the country that’s 100 percent funded."
Newly revised figures accurately quoted
Among Milwaukee Public Schools students, "86 percent are behind in reading and 80 percent are behind in math."
Not for everybody, but accurate in the aggregate
"Faculty salaries at UW System institutions have now fallen more than 18 percent below the national average."
Decline here wasn’t as steep
"Wisconsin still ranks first among the 50 states in manufacturing jobs per capita."
Thompson pushed for law, which includes bargaining ban
Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens
To get off you have to be six-feet under
Says under Wisconsin law, he cannot remove his name from the ballot for re-election to Congress.
A clean bill of health for this claim
"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."
New turf favorable for a Wangaard comeback
The new 21st State Senate district was "created in secret for Van Wanggaard. It was drawn within half a block of his house."
Vetoed grants were for fire gear
As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."
Accurately quotes federal study
Says a study shows that children who live with a biological parent and the parent's boyfriend or girlfriend "have a 20 times greater chance of being sexually abused."
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