Statements about Economy

A recent study of a proposed cap-and-trade policy’s effect on Wisconsin consumers showed it could "raise gasoline prices by 141 percent and electricity rates by 171 percent" by 2030.

"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."  

"Thanks to Washington, nearly everyone will pay more in taxes in 2013. Somehow people think it's just the wealthy. It's not."

Kohl’s Department Stores in 2012 "announced the creation of 3,000 new jobs."

"Scott Walker has even removed the 250,000 jobs promise from his website."

Says President Barack Obama "did not come into office with the economy in a free fall."

Says Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "supports massive tax cuts for corporations that outsource Wisconsin jobs."

"Household income in America has gone down for families an average of $4,000 in the last four years" while it " went up $5,000" under Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts  

Says she "stood up to" Gov. Scott Walker on tax cuts "for wealthy corporations" while her congressional opponent voted with Walker.

If the U.S. didn't borrow $1.2 trillion every year "to fund government operations," that money would be available "for entrepreneurs and business people to put to work creating jobs and building and expanding their businesses."

"The median income in America has dropped by 10 percent in the last four years."

"Overwhelming Democrat and Republican votes" in 2011 for legislation in two special sessions on jobs demonstrated the bipartisan nature of the Wisconsin Legislature.

"Minnesota has passed and Indiana has passed" right to work laws making union membership and dues optional

The federal government "reviewed and verified" his administration’s numbers showing Wisconsin added 23,608 jobs in 2011.

Says Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee."

Says Gov. Scott Walker "has caused Wisconsin to lose more jobs than any other state in the country."

Wisconsin women "are paid 81 cents to the dollar of a man doing the same job."

Every time the price of gasoline rises 1 cent, "it's a billion dollars out of our economy that goes to Saudi Arabia."

"Together we added more jobs than any other area" while I was Dane County executive.

Says "unemployment tripled" in Dane County due to Kathleen Falk’s tax policies

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact National: