Not permanent as in forever
Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated."
Maybe for a small group.
"A single parent with a couple kids can easily get $35,000 a year" in public assistance in Wisconsin.
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."
No evidence it's anywhere near that high
"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."
The sound bite is a sound bite
"A bag of Cheetos costs less to buy than an apple," and in some Milwaukee neighborhoods "good luck trying to find an apple or a banana or some sort of healthy option"
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.
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."
A big change after the election
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
Not quite all of it
Says that as Wisconsin governor, "we ended welfare."
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