But also cut taxes across the board
Says Scott Walker cut "taxes for the wealthiest" and raised taxes "on 140,000 Wisconsin families."
Admits he misquoted statistic
Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."
Some evidence, but thin
The Wisconsin school voucher program "has no research that shows that it’s going to improve student learning."
He takes too much credit
Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."
Both rose, though at different rates
When Republicans last controlled the presidency and Congress, "the number of people on food stamps (and) the number of people in low-income housing went through the roof."
It's 1 of 2
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
Not as clear-cut as described
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.
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."
Yes, but why is important
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
Newly revised figures accurately quoted
Among Milwaukee Public Schools students, "86 percent are behind in reading and 80 percent are behind in math."
On target, for public schools
"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."
Scaled and filleted, not gutted
Says Gov. Scott Walker approved a "gutting" of two tax credits that help the poor and elderly.
Plan was dropped months ago
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making voting more difficult by closing Department of Motor Vehicles offices where "low-income voters" live.
Right on the numbers, wrong on the credit
"Before Medicare, only 51 percent of Americans 65 and older had health care coverage and nearly 30 percent lived below the poverty line. Today, thanks to Medicare ... nearly all seniors have coverage and 75 percent fewer struggle in poverty."
Rarely heard comparison rings true
"Just 400 Americans -- 400 -- have more wealth than half of all Americans combined."
Mix-up leaves Moore off by a bunch – 14 spots to be exact
"I represent the fourth-poorest (congressional) district" in the nation.
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