Statements about Federal Budget

"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."

"I led the fight to require the Coast Guard to buy their engines from us, not foreign companies."

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."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has ‘no problem with raising taxes.’  

"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."

A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.

"Obamacare" is the "biggest tax increase in American history."

Says "Obamacare" is "the largest middle-class tax increase in history."

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."

Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson said he wants to "do away with Medicare."

Since President Barack Obama took office, "you have 1,700 employees just at the Department of Transportation" earning over $170,000.

Says President Barack Obama wants to raise "the lowest (income) tax rate from 10 to 15 percent."

Says "Tommy Thompson's tax plan amounts to an average tax cut of almost $87,000 for the top 1 percent."

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