Statements about Message Machine 2010

Says Russ Feingold voted to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants

Says four Democratic state senators voted to "raise taxes on Wisconsin workers by another $510 a month so freeloaders can get free state-run health care."

Democratic U.S. House candidate Julie Lassa pushed for a "Canadian-style government takeover of health care."

Says Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker "increased his own pay by $50,000."

Says Republican candidates in key Wisconsin Assembly races "side with those who want to privatize Social Security -- and risk our retirements on Wall Street."

Says state Senate candidate "Monk Elmer voted to exceed the (school district property tax) spending caps."

"In Congress Tom Barrett voted to allow abortions through the ninth month, just moments before the baby is born."

Says "Scott Walker wants to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother."

Says "Scott Walker favors cutting up to 350,000 families and children off health care."

Says Leah "Vukmir supports allowing people to carry concealed weapons into day care centers, churches, health care clinics and playgrounds."

Says he "stood up to his own party by voting against the budget to stop runaway government spending."

"There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Fifty-seven of them, including Russ Feingold, are lawyers. There are zero manufacturers and one accountant."

Says Republican Reid Ribble says stimulus bill failed to jumpstart the economy, but his "roofing company made almost $300,000 off stimulus funded projects."

Says Russ Feingold supported a stimulus plan that allowed a company to create 3,000 jobs in China.

Says "Scott Walker tried to pass a law to allow pharmacists to block women’s access to birth control."

Says "Tom Barrett supports a government takeover of our health care"

Says Scott Walker "eliminated his own office of economic development in the middle of this recession."

Says Steve Kagen "promised us jobs, voting for the $787 billion stimulus. Cost: another 77,000 jobs lost."

Says "Sean Duffy was a no-show" as Ashland County District Attorney while he was on the campaign trail

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