Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Tom Barrett Tom Barrett stated on September 22, 2015 in a speech: Every general City of Milwaukee employee "pays toward his or her pension, but approximately 88 percent of our police officers and firefighters do not." Tom Barrett stated on May 25, 2012 in a debate: To help balance the 2011-13 budget, Gov. Scott Walker used "a credit card" approach that "pushed over $500 million in debt onto our children and our grandchildren" costing state taxpayers "more than $150 million in interest." Tom Barrett stated on March 11, 2011 in a newspaper interview: "Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city. If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go." Tom Barrett stated on November 19, 2010 in a newsletter to Milwaukee residents: "More than 125 jobs have been created" at the Milwaukee Job Corps Center. Tom Barrett stated on October 12, 2010 in a campaign TV ad: Says Scott Walker "eliminated his own office of economic development in the middle of this recession."