Statements about Federal Budget
A Wisconsin bill to limit use of food stamps for junk food would also "prevent -- or limit -- the extent to which" food stamps could be used for organic foods.
"75 percent of the (air traffic control) towers the Obama Administration is closing are located in Republican Congressional Districts."
The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."
The fiscal cliff agreement was "the largest tax increase in history."
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
"Thanks to Washington, nearly everyone will pay more in taxes in 2013. Somehow people think it's just the wealthy. It's not."
"Over $1 trillion" was spent on anti-poverty programs in 2011, enough to "give every single poor American a check for $22,000."
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
Says Gov. Scott Walker has "led people to believe that if Wisconsin doesn’t implement a (health-care) exchange, Obamacare doesn’t happen here."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."
On support for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan
On a single-payer healthcare system
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson ran Medicare "into the ground" and "nine years closer to bankruptcy."
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson "personally made over $3 million" from a federal contract granted to his healthcare company, but left 9/11 first responders "without the care they were promised."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson supports a plan for "privatizing Social Security."
Says Tammy Baldwin "voted to gut Medicare for seniors."
Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare."
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tammy Baldwin supported a federal budget "that spent trillions -- not billions, trillions -- more money than the Obama budget."
Says 7,000 millionaires "gamed the system to pay no income taxes."
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