Statements about Taxes
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
Under Republican-backed state budget, the state education agency estimates expansion of Wisconsin’s school voucher program "could cost nearly $2 billion annually"
A monthly "police and fire protection fee" on all Wisconsin phone bills does nothing to support police and fire.
Wisconsin has "one of the most progressive tax codes in the country."
Says that even if his budget is adopted, private schools in the choice program would be getting about half the per-pupil funds that public schools receive
"Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts
"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."
The fiscal cliff agreement was "the largest tax increase in history."
"We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations."
"Thanks to Washington, nearly everyone will pay more in taxes in 2013. Somehow people think it's just the wealthy. It's not."
Thanks to actions by the Milwaukee County Board on the 2013 budget, the amount of county taxes on the average home in the city of Milwaukee "would be a $19 decrease."
Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."
Says he first unveiled his new legislative agenda in Wisconsin, not in California as critics complain
Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."
When it comes to income taxes, Wisconsin is "one of the best places in the country to be poor" but "top 4 or 5 worst" for middle-income earners.
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."
Says when he was governor, "most of the Democrats" voted for his billion-dollar property-tax cuts, but U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin "voted against it."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.
Says Barack Obama has pension investments that include Chinese firms, and "investments through a Caymans trust."
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson favors raising taxes on small businesses.
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: