Apples and oranges; and no actual deficit
Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin "projected a $1 billion (budget) surplus and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion."
Yes, though slumping housing market played a role
Says because of his actions, Wisconsin "property taxes today are lower than they were four years ago."
Wrong from either side of the aisle
After actions by Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans, Wisconsin "is dead broke."
Taxpayers have paid well over 50% for most NBA arenas built since 1999
A 50-50 public-private split for paying for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena would "be much better -- in terms of the portion of the public financing -- than most of the other arena projects done around the country."
Yes, in first year. But benefit would be ongoing
"There are more members of the U.S. Senate than the number of WI families who would benefit from GOP estate tax break."
Collectively, yes, but not true for many individuals
"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2015 than on food, clothing and housing combined."
Yes on university funding, but not so much toward arena
"Scott Walker to cut $300 million from universities, spend $500 million on a pro basketball stadium."
Some do, some don't
Middle-class Americans "pay a higher tax rate than millionaires and billionaires."
"Saved" is misleading
"The difference over the (previous) four years between where things were headed and where we brought them to over the last four years is a total of $816 in saved property tax money."
He saved $118 over last year
"My property taxes went down largely because my technical college portion went down 35.5% because of the money we put in at state."
On taxin' and spendin', advantage Wisconsin
"Wisconsin’s state budget is almost twice as large per person as the state budget of Texas, and even after billions in tax cuts, Wisconsin’s working families and businesses remain subject to a heavy tax burden."
Accurate in raw dollar terms
Republicans approved 12 times larger tax breaks for "people making over 350 grand" than for "the average middle-class person."
More to it than that
Says Scott Walker "gave $6 million in tax breaks to a corporation and told them that they can keep that money even if they lay off half their workforce."
The numbers are a jumble
Under Scott Walker's "tax plan, the average Wisconsin taxpayer got just $11 a month. But corporations got $610 million in tax cuts. Millionaires got at least $1,400 per year."
Being a homeowner is key
"Thanks to our reforms, the average family will have an extra $322 to spend."
But also cut taxes across the board
Says Scott Walker cut "taxes for the wealthiest" and raised taxes "on 140,000 Wisconsin families."
Incentives in case she cites helped build Wisconsin plant
Says Scott Walker's jobs agency gives financial incentives that lead "Wisconsin companies to look at shipping jobs elsewhere. ... A company got $4.6 million in taxpayer money and actually reduced its jobs by 300 people."
For a certain type of income and to a certain level, yes
Says Glenn Grothman pushed through state tax credits that when phased in, "someone that owns a factory that produces millions in income" will pay "less tax than their nephew would if he worked full time at Taco Bell for minimum wage."
No way to know what residents will have to pay
"Over the next two years, this $1.8 billion deficit will cost individual Wisconsinites $300 each, or $1,200 for families of four."
Surplus for now; deficits looming
"Wisconsin does not have a deficit. Thanks to Republican reforms, the 2014 budget will begin with a $443 million surplus."
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