More of a catalyst than a throwback
The streetcar project planned by Mayor Tom Barrett would be a "1900s style trolley."
An apples and oranges mix
Milwaukee "incarcerates 1.2% of white men" and has "incarcerated over 50% of black men in their 30s."
Just about what he said
Says Mitch McConnell credits Republicans "for recent economic improvements" even though they took control of the Senate only "days ago."
Young, but not that young
The Milwaukee Bucks are "actually younger than the Marquette team."
"Saved" is misleading
"The difference over the (previous) four years between where things were headed and where we brought them to over the last four years is a total of $816 in saved property tax money."
Risk less than suggested
Under the "cromnibus" law, taxpayers must guarantee "incredibly risky" derivatives deals made by the nation's largest banks.
Not permanent as in forever
Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated."
He saved $118 over last year
"My property taxes went down largely because my technical college portion went down 35.5% because of the money we put in at state."
Dealbreaker for some, way down the list for others
"Site selectors who decide where businesses expand or relocate shun closed shop states like Wisconsin in favor of Right to Work states like Iowa, Indiana and Michigan."
Maybe for a small group.
"A single parent with a couple kids can easily get $35,000 a year" in public assistance in Wisconsin.
On timing of right to work legislation
A sad fact
At the 50 Milwaukee schools serving "at least 80% African-American and at least 80% low income" students, the reading proficiency is 8%.
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."
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