Statements about State Finances
In Massachusetts under Mitt Romney, "unemployment went down, household incomes went up," and the state "saw its credit rating upgraded."
"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 Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
By eliminating the public intervenor’s office, "I was the first one to fire Kathleen Falk."
The Wisconsin Retirement System for public employees is "a self-funded pension plan" and "it’s the money of the workers’ that funds it."
Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."
Says Scott Walker enacted "the biggest cuts to education in our state’s history."
Says that as Wisconsin governor he "never raised taxes."
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "slashed" pensions and benefits for public employees.
Gov. Scott Walker received a $7,300 pay raise.
Says some Wisconsin state employee contracts "gave some employees $4 for bringing in their own lunch."
Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to freeze pay for state employees includes a 5.4 percent raise for himself.
On using Gov. Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining limits to help balance the city of Milwaukee budget
"During my tenure as governor, Wisconsin’s overall tax burden went DOWN."
"I asked the unions to pay into their own health care insurance ... and they said I was being unreasonable. I requested that they contribute toward their own pensions ... and they screamed it was unfair."
Says Sen. Robert Cowles, her recall opponent, supported the sale of state-owned power plants "not to the highest bidder, but to the biggest donors" with no oversight.
Says state Senate recall challenger Sandy Pasch voted "to cut school aid by nearly $300 million."
"Under our (2011-’13) budget, the average (Wisconsin) property taxpayer will save $700."
Says Wisconsin’s 2011-13 state budget contains "no fee increases"
Says critics who say he cut Medicaid are wrong; his budget added $1.2 billion to the program
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