Statements about Federal Budget
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."
Deficit spending ‘exploded during the Obama administration’ to $5.3 trillion over four years, compared to $2 trillion in eight years under President George W. Bush.
U.S. House opponent Paul Ryan supports "cutting funding for veterans by 24 percent."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "admitted" that Washington, D.C., "changed" him into an insider selling his influence to make millions from powerful special interests.
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