Statements about Federal Budget
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.
Says Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy "voted against paying our soldiers" and "against increasing combat pay" while voting "to protect his own pay."
"With the auto rescue," President Barack Obama "saved more than 1 million middle-class jobs all across America," including more than 28,000 in Wisconsin.
Says President Barack Obama "built this $16 trillion debt."
"$500 billion of the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy goes to 120,000 families."
Says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support "massive cuts in Social Security for future generations."
"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 U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin voted for a $1 trillion stimulus bill that included a wasteful "$800,000 to replace light bulbs."
Says Paul Ryan "wants to cut Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 10 million students."
As a congressman, Mark Neumann "voted four times to increase our debt."
Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail" and "billions more to bail out banks."
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