Sunday, January 4, 2015

Scott Walker's most clicked PolitiFact Review 2014!!!

If you look at all of Scott Walker's PolitiFact "False" and "Mostly True" ratings, it's obvious this guy needed to unapologetically lie and spin the facts the get reelected. Sadly, "stand with Walker" voters didn't care. He's a Republican, what's new:
Top most-clicked Walker claims of the year.
1. In the heat of the campaign, Walker portrayed Burke as an outsourcer extraordinaire because she was an executive at Trek Bicycles, the Burke family company. We rated that Mostly True, calling it Burke’s company was a stretch because she left a decade earlier.

2. In June, Walker said the secret John Doe criminal investigation of his campaign finances has been "resolved" and two judges have said it is "over." We rated that False

3. On cable TV’s MSNBC, Walker said "Jobs that involve the minimum wage are overwhelmingly jobs for young people starting out in the workforce." False, we said. 

4.  In a debate with Burke, Walker said, "The next state budget will begin with a surplus of over half a billion dollars -- $535 million to be exact." We rated that False

5. In February, the governor was under fire for rejecting the federal Medicaid expansion. He said he didn’t trust that the money would come. We rated that False.

6. Walker claimed that a poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" of Act 10. We rated that False. No known poll asked Wisconsinites about Act 10 

7. We rated Mostly True the governor’s claim that Act 10 "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion." Those costs haven’t simply been eliminated, however. They’ve been taken on by public employees, who are also taxpayers.

8. "Walker sticks to claim on Midwest jobs growth." The ranking was outdated, we found in rating the claim False.

9. Walker earned a True when he claimed: "Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."

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