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ICYMI: Eau Claire Leader Telegram: Drug testing would boost support for aid programs

Sep 19, 2014 1:34:00 PM

Madison -- Governor Scott Walker's proposal to require drug testing the for recipients of unemployment and food stamp benefits was supported in an editorial by the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram today.

By requiring these recipients to pass a drug test before receiving benefits, the Governor’s plan will help transition these individuals from government dependence to work.

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National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Governor Scott Walker

Sep 19, 2014 11:03:41 AM

Madison -- The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced its endorsement of Governor Scott Walker for reelection today at Packer City International Trucks in Green Bay.  The NFIB is the "leading small business advocacy association" in the United States with more than 350,000 small and independent business owner members nationwide.

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Mary Burke Wants to Implement Minnesota’s Failed Obamacare Exchange in Wisconsin

Sep 19, 2014 8:26:59 AM

Madison -- Madison liberal Mary Burke has not been shy about her support for Minnesota’s failed state-run health exchange known as “MNsure.”  The very same day Mary Burke cited MNsure as something she would “definitely want to do,” the chief of their marketplace, April Todd-Malmlov, resigned due to a botched rollout amid massive problems, including “a buggy website, long helpline waits, and erroneous data sent to insurance companies.”

“Mary Burke likes to point to Minnesota’s system as a shining example of Obamacare but in reality it’s been one of the biggest disasters in the nation,” Press Secretary Alleigh Marre said.  “Mary Burke’s bad judgment and support for failed big government policies are wrong for Wisconsin.  Would Mary Burke still want to implement a Minnesota-style exchange despite its major problems?”

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Statement on Burke Plagiarism

Sep 19, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Madison -- Buzzfeed has reported that Mary Burke plagiarized significant portions of her jobs plan from former Democratic gubernatorial candidates from Tennessee, Delaware, and Indiana. 
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Mary Burke, If You Care About Jobs Why Do You Want to Expand Obamacare?: Wisconsin projected to lose 51,000 jobs because of Obamacare

Sep 18, 2014 8:55:00 AM

Madison -- The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office projected the United States will lose roughly 2.5 million full-time jobs by 2024 because of Obamacare, and based on an analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin would lose roughly 51,000 jobs.  MSNBC noted Mary Burke's unequivocal support for President Obama’s job-killing law and even said she would look to expand Obamacare in Wisconsin if given the chance.

“If Mary Burke cares about job creation, why does she want to expand a law that is projected to kill 51,000 jobs in Wisconsin?,” Press Secretary Alleigh Marré said.  “Madison liberal Mary Burke’s staunch support for Obamacare is bad for jobs and wrong for Wisconsin.”

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Walker Campaign Releases New TV Ad: “Savings”

Sep 18, 2014 7:07:11 AM

Madison -- “Savings” is a new statewide television ad released today by Governor Scott Walker’s campaign.  Thanks to Governor Walker’s tax cuts, the typical Wisconsin family will save $322 in just this year alone.  Since taking office, the governor has cut taxes by $2 billion, benefiting every Wisconsin taxpayer. 

“Mary Burke wants to raise taxes because she believes more of your money belongs to government.  Governor Walker believes more of it belongs in your pocket,” Press Secretary Alleigh Marré said.  “In a second term, Governor Walker will continue to cut property and income taxes so they are lower than when he took office.”

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Walker Campaign Releases New TV Ad: “The Lie of the Year”

Sep 18, 2014 6:50:00 AM

Madison -- “The Lie of the Year” is a new statewide television advertisement released today by Governor Scott Walker’s campaign.  The 30-second spot focuses on Mary Burke’s unequivocal support for Obamacare and her desire to expand the unpopular law in Wisconsin.  President Obama’s statement, If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, was infamously dubbed 2013’s “Lie of the Year” by Politifact.  

“Mary Burke can dodge being seen with President Obama, but it doesn’t change her unequivocal support for Obamacare which has forced millions to lose their doctors and their health care plans,”  Press Secretary Alleigh Marré said.  “Burke wants to expand Obamacare even after we’ve witnessed unmitigated disasters in the states that chose to do so.  Wisconsin can’t afford to go backward with Mary Burke.”

Transcript of “The Lie of the Year” (:30)

Narrator: It’s been called the “Lie of the Year.”

President Obama: If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.

Narrator: And Mary Burke supports it.

Mary Burke: It doesn’t mean that the government’s going to tell you which doctors to go to or which plan to have.

Narrator: But while millions have lost their doctors and their plans, Mary Burke says she still supports Obamacare unequivocally and wants to expand it.  Wisconsin can’t afford Madison liberal Mary Burke.

President Obama: Period!  End of story.

Fact Sheet for “The Lie of the Year”

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ICYMI: PolitiFact: Scott Walker says state 11th in business establishment growth under him vs. 47th under Mary Burke

Sep 17, 2014 9:57:59 AM

Madison – In Governor Scott Walker’s newly released plan for his second term, Wisconsin’s ranking for business establishment growth under Governor Walker is 11th in the U.S. compared to 47th during Mary Burke’s tenure as Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary.

The claim was tested by PolitiFact Wisconsin and was rated “true.”

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Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback: Ensuring That Everyone Who Wants a Job Can Find a Job

Sep 16, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Madison -- Governor Scott Walker is touring the state once again this week to highlight his plan to move Wisconsin forward. The plan, Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback, has three main components: 1) Helping People Keep More of Their Paychecks, 2) Helping People Learn More to Earn More, and 3) Moving People from Government Dependence to Work.

A central focus of the plan is to ensure that everyone who wants a job, can find a job. Governor Walker invested more than $100 million into worker training which helps those looking for jobs gain the skills needed for the jobs that are available. Since Governor Walker took office, more than 100,000 new jobs have been created, and the state's unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been since 2008.

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Before Resigning, Mary Burke Admitted She Blew It at the Department of Commerce: “We are not out there selling the state and attracting companies.”

Sep 16, 2014 9:22:18 AM

Madison -- Prior to her resignation as Governor Jim Doyle's Commerce secretary, Mary Burke admitted she wasn’t particularly good at leading her department or helping the private sector create jobs.  In a stunning admission to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in October 2007, Burke said her department sat on the sidelines while other states vie to recruit new businesses,” and went on to say “we are not out there selling the state and attracting the companies.”

"When Mary Burke resigned as Commerce secretary after an embarrassing audit, she admitted her failures and said they 'sat on the sidelines' while other states beat out Wisconsin for economic development,” Press Secretary Alleigh Marre said.  “Mary Burke already had her chance to help Wisconsin create jobs and attract new businesses and, by her own admission, she blew it.”

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