No line item, but government spends on violent extremism
Says President Barack Obama’s homeland security budget had "$16 million to fight climate change" but "didn't have a line item to fight violent extremism."
Not according to the numbers
The Milwaukee County bus system has "among the highest fares in the nation."
Credit goes more to the economy
"Under conservative leadership, Congress has reduced the federal deficit by 60 percent – nearly $800 billion."
If anything, gap is understated
The U.S. "tax rate on successful small businesses is 44.6 percent," while the business tax rate in Canada is 15 percent.
U.S. top ranked, though figures for China not entirely clear
"We lock up close to 2.4 million people in this country. We're locking up more people than China and Russia."
Not when inflation is correctly factored in
"From 2010-2014, median household income" in Wisconsin "has actually gone up 7.4 percent."
Carpooling down, SUVs and crossovers popular
Despite attention on global warming, "fewer Americans carpool today to work than carpooled in 1980" and "SUVs have never been a larger proportion of the vehicles being sold in this country."
Needs OK of at least one other official
The Milwaukee County executive can sell the public "museum, the airport and the zoo" -- all on his own, without County Board approval
Few get the subsidies
"Probably less than 4 percent" of Wisconsin residents "are enjoying the subsidies" from Obamacare.
Group that paid him disclosed its donors while operating
Says Russ Feingold "wanted to get money out of politics. Now he's profiting from that same dark money."
Some changes, but hasn't advocated for completely private system
"Ron Johnson said specifically that he hopes the first steps occur to privatize the" Veterans Administration.
Two dozen narrowly defined
The United States has "10,000 IRS agents making sure that you don't take an improper charity deduction," but to fight terrorism, it has "less than two dozen people focusing on countering violent extremism at home."
New routes came in lawsuit settlement
Since he took office as Milwaukee County executive, "we have never raised" bus fares and "this year there’ll be a million route-miles more than there were five years ago."
A factual factoid
Wisconsin’s 6th congressional "district has more manufacturing jobs than almost any other" in the nation.
You've felt the potholes
"71% of WI’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition and 14% of WI’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete."
Trillions, yes -- over 10 years; welfare, no
Says Marco Rubio is proposing a new $1 trillion "welfare program" in tax credits and "$1 trillion in new military spending."
Taxes up, despite his proposals and vetoes
Says he balanced the Milwaukee County budget "without raising taxes five years in a row."
More complicated than that
Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board "ignored their duties and did not regularly audit" voters to remove felons "for a span of 16 elections.
Running a reverse
On support for the Export-Import Bank
At this early stage, yes
"‘Dark money’ spending" in the 2016 election cycle "is 10 times what it was at the same point in the 2012 election cycle," when it topped $308 million.
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