Other factors larger
"We've had the lowest health care inflation in history because of Obamacare."
In 2013, yes
"We’re borrowing 20% of (the federal) budget."
On taxin' and spendin', advantage Wisconsin
"Wisconsin’s state budget is almost twice as large per person as the state budget of Texas, and even after billions in tax cuts, Wisconsin’s working families and businesses remain subject to a heavy tax burden."
Right on both counts
Wisconsin is below the national average in wage growth and job growth.
One reason: artificial insemination
"Turkeys today weigh 29.8 pounds. In the ‘30s, they weighed 13.2 pounds."
Claim is too sweeping
In "the past four or five" presidential elections, "people who poll high at the beginning are not the people who end up being the nominees."
Not quite that simple.
In Wisconsin, unions can essentially give "unlimited" contributions to political parties, but business can't give any.
Slower in Wisconsin, but not that slow
Scott Walker "couldn’t get his own party" to back more than a 500-student increase in Milwaukee’s school choice program, but in Indiana, "Mitch Daniels’ voucher program is approaching 30,000 students two years after opening."
Group's tweet shoots high, crashes and burns
The majority of revenue generated by a proposed Kenosha casino would be sent to the Seminole tribe in Florida.
Accurate in raw dollar terms
Republicans approved 12 times larger tax breaks for "people making over 350 grand" than for "the average middle-class person."
2012 recall vote was higher
"The president of the United States came in the Tuesday before the election in a ward that went 99% for him in the last election and they couldn't even (increase) the vote there."
Knows how to rock, not so great on iron ore
The proposed mine in northern Wisconsin would be built without any government oversight, and will be nine miles long.
If you look at it in a certain way
"One-hundred times as many people worked their way from poverty into the American middle class" during his presidency compared to Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Many of these "businesses" will never have employees
"25,000 businesses have been created since (Scott) Walker took office."
Evidence of action is lacking
Attorney general candidate Brad Schimel "is in cahoots with Wisconsin Right to Life to make abortion a crime in Wisconsin."
Trend accelerated after 2009
The gender gap in his support is "not unique to me" and "there’s not a huge gap from where Republicans have been in presidential, gubernatorial and US Senate elections" in recent years.
One law repealed, but main protection still in place
Wisconsin Republicans "repealed a statewide fair pay law" that made "sure women are treated fairly on the job."
Close to that
"The nation as a whole has created jobs at a rate that is two times the rate that we have created jobs here in Wisconsin under Gov. Walker."
A look at statistics shows it was far from a lock
Says his promise of 250,000 new private sector jobs was a "big goal."
No position does not equal opposition
"Scott Walker opposed a plan to help Wisconsin students refinance their student loans."
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