Mostly False + Mostly False = Mostly False
Says Russ Feingold cast the "deciding vote" for the "largest tax increase" in history
Yes, thanks to many from first term
"By the end of this budget I'm in right now, taxes will have been cut $4.7 billion in my state."
Johnson doesn't dispute statement
Says Ron Johnson "opposes entirely a federal minimum wage," except perhaps for "guest workers."
An entitlement, but not so new and not for everyone
Says Scott Walker's plan to replace Obamacare "is a new entitlement" program for "every single American human being from the time they are born right up until they grow old and become eligible for Medicare."
More like middle of the pack
Under Scott Walker, "the Wisconsin middle class is shrinking at a faster rate than any other state in the country."
Yes, though it's long been that way
"The rate in which people are working (in Wisconsin) is almost five points higher than it is nationally."
Poll cited is extensive, but more to the story
A "majority in every state favors path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants."
South Dakota has joined Wisconsin
Wisconsin's pension system is the "only one fully funded in the country."
Available evidence shows he left on his own, in good standing
Scott Walker "had a 2.3 GPA when he was asked to leave Marquette University for cheating."
Yes, though it was tiny at the start
Wisconsin’s "rainy day fund" is "165 times bigger than when we first took office."
Defunding curbed access, but 'nowhere to turn' goes too far
Says Scott Walker's defunding of Planned Parenthood "left women across the state stranded with nowhere else to turn" for cancer screenings, breast exams and birth control.
Aside from one-year blip, rating has been consistently high
"Since I took office, Wisconsin now has the 2nd highest health care quality ranking in the country."
Yes, thanks in part to a predecessor’s program he discontinued
"Our last budget committed the highest level of need-based financial aid in state history."
No evidence that vast majority weren't from Wisconsin
Says his political opponents "brought 100,000 protesters into our state."
Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned
"The top one-tenth of 1 percent" of Americans "own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent."
Apples and oranges; and no actual deficit
Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin "projected a $1 billion (budget) surplus and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion."
More accurate numbers paint a different picture
Says under his leadership "Wisconsin median household income" is up 2.7%, while it is down 1.3% nationally under President Obama.
How did the world miss something so historic?
President Barack Obama met with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani.
Evidence of ultrasound effect is limited
If women seeking an abortion see their ultrasound, "the odds are pretty high they're going to keep the baby."
It's a voluntary thing, for those seeking more OT pay
Says "Scott Walker’s bad budget includes: No weekend for workers."
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