Walker’s World Tag Archive


  • “Thomas Jefferson Said ‘that Government Is Best Which Governs Least.'”

    WALKER’S WORLD: Gov. Walker tweeted a Thomas Jefferson quote “that government is best which governs least.” THE REAL WORLD: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation stated that this was a phony quote.

    PolitiFact, 05/19/2015
  • WEDC Key to Economic Growth

    WALKER’S WORLD: In the first two months of his administration, Walker privatized the state’s commerce department as a way to create jobs. Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC), meant to boost economic...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/18/2015
  • Under Walker’s Leadership, More People in Wisconsin “Have Access to Health care”

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker said that more people have access to health care under his tenure as governor. THE REAL WORLD: While he can take a small portion of the credit, far more...

    Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, 05/18/2015
  • “As President, Barack Obama Has Not Gone to the Texas-Mexico Border.”

    WALKER’S WORLD: When discussing Immigration during an interview, Gov. Walker said “ Unlike this president, I’ve actually gone to the border and been there with the governor of Texas.” THE REAL WORLD:...

    Politifact, 04/25/2015
  • “Americans Will Spend More on Taxes in 2015 Than on Food, Clothing and Housing Combined”

    WALKER’S WORLD: Gov. Scott Walker tweeted “Did you know, Americans will spend more on taxes in 2015 than on food, clothing and housing combined?” THE REAL WORLD: By evaluating collective tax spending, Gov....

    PolitiFact, 04/23/2015
  • Minnesota’s Economic Advantage Over Wisconsin Is Republican Control In Government

    WALKER’S WORLD: While on his pre-run presidential tour, Gov. Walker attributed Minnesota’s economic prosperity to having “Republicans in charge of at least one part of government” for all but two years. Meanwhile,...

    Politifact, 04/23/2015
  • Proposes Budget Cut for ADRCs, Then Issues Proclamation of ADRC Month Because They Are So great

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker’s budget overhaul aimed to cut Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), an important resource for seniors in Wisconsin. THE REAL WORLD: After the cuts were revealed, Gov. Walker proclaimed...

    La Crosse Tribune, 04/07/2015
  • “Under Barack Obama, ‘the Average Cost of Family Health Care Premiums Has Increased by $4,154.’”

    WALKER’S WORLD: Gov. Walker tweeted “the average cost of family health care premiums has increased by $4,154.” THE REAL WORLD: Gov. Walker compared 2008 to 2014, including time before Obama took office....

    Politifact, 04/07/2015
  • Walker’s A-Plus NRA Flop

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker proudly boasts an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association, a rating he might not have obtained as an state assembly member. THE REAL WORLD: In 1995, the Rep....

    Bloomberg, 03/21/2015
  • Walker Babbles About Reagan Bible

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker exaggerated a story regarding his idol, Ronald Reagan. He claimed that Nancy Reagan requested he be the first person to hold the bible Reagan used to take his oath...

    Talking Points Memo, 03/18/2015
  • Support for Rural Health Care

    WALKER’S WORLD: Scott Walker said, “We invested not only more money in rural health care, we put more money in to train primary care physicians and other health care assistants.” THE REAL WORLD: Scott...

    Capital Times, 03/14/2015
  • “I Unsealed My Records” at Marquette University.

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker insists that he was in good standing at Marquette University when he chose to withdraw just a year short of graduation. To prove it, he claimed that his student...

    PolitiFact, 03/12/2015
  • The University of Wisconsin System “will Be Much More Affordable Than Just About Any Other Campus in America” Because “going Forward We Have a Cap on It Tied to Inflation.”

    WALKER’S WORLD: On “Fox News Sunday”, Gov. Walker defended his proposed $300 million in cuts to the UW System saying that because of a cap on tuition tied to inflation, an education...

    Politifact, 03/09/2015
  • Iowa Inspires Walker’s Ethanol Flip-Flop

    WALKER’S WORLD: During his 2006 run for governor, Gov. Walker declared that he would not support state or federal ethanol mandates. THE REAL WORLD: He was happy to sacrifice his firm stance...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/08/2015
  • Protesters Threatened To “Gut” Tonette Walker Like “Like A Deer”

    WALKER’S WORLD: While at the Iowa Agriculture Summit, “Walker described death threats he and his family received during massive protests against his administration in 2011, including an especially graphic one targeting his...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/07/2015
  • ‘Olympic-sized’ Immigration Flip-Flop

    WALKER’S WORLD: Gov. Walker fully flip-flopped his stance on immigration. THE REAL WORLD: Walker recanted his earlier position of allowing undocumented immigrants a pathway to legal status, even to go further to...

    Politifact, 03/01/2015
  • Unions = Terrorists

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker defended his foreign policy shortcomings by comparing union protesters to the threat of ISIS, “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”...

    Bloomberg, 02/27/2015
  • “I Have No Interest in Pursuing Right-to-work”

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker repeatedly insisted that right-to-work legislation was a distraction from his agenda, that he had no interest in pursuing it, and that he was allying with private-sector unions. THE REAL...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 02/23/2015
  • Scott Walker: Unsure If Obama Is a Christian

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker said that he was unsure if President Obama was a Christian as he has never spoken with him or read anything on the issue. THE REAL WORLD: The President...

    Huffington Post, 02/23/2015
  • I Don’t Really Know’ Whether Obama Loves America

    WALKER’S WORLD: When asked if President Obama loved America, rather than answer the obvious answer of “yes”, Gov. Walker dodged by saying he was not sure of the what the President thought....

    Huffington Post, 02/21/2015
  • Scott Walker Won’t Use Scoop and Toss Method For Budget

    WALKER’S WORLD: Just a few months after falsely claiming Wisconsin would be beginning the next state budget with over a $500 million budget surplus, Gov. Walker decided that they would defer over...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/17/2015
  • Protesters Outside Of Walker’s Home, Not His Parents

    WALKER’S WORLD: During a Fox News interview, Gov. Walker discussed protests that took place at his personal residence. THE REAL WORLD: As he lives in the Governor’s Mansion, Gov. Walker’s parents occupy...

    Fox News, 02/17/2015
  • Walker’s Tall “Teacher of The Year” Tale

    WALKER’S WORLD: Defending his attack on workers’ rights, Walker claimed a Wisconsin “teacher of the year” lost her job due to a union contract. THE REAL WORLD: Megan Sampson, one of 428...

    Politifact, 02/16/2015
  • Eliminating the ‘Wisconsin Idea’ Was a #DraftingError

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker insisted that the removal of the “Wisconsin Idea” from his 2015-17 budget was only a drafting error from poor communication. THE REAL WORLD: The Walker administration made communications to...

    Politifact, 02/15/2015
  • Walker Still Campaigning on Public Time and Money

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker, whose campaign has notoriously gotten into trouble for inappropriate campaigning, is at it again. THE REAL WORLD: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin and One Wisconsin Now both filed a...

    Capital Times, 02/14/2015
  • Believing Reagan’s Union Firings Showed Foreign Policy Power

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker said that there was documentation that Russia only began to take Ronald Reagan seriously after he fired air-traffic controllers on strike over a union dispute. THE REAL WORLD: Not...

    Politifact, 01/28/2015
  • Sandy Hook Shootings Comparable to Archery Face Off?

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker dodged questions about Sandy Hook and his thoughts on gun control by referring to an incident where someone was killed by a bow and arrow near a school in...

    Politifact, 01/28/2015
  • Walker, Career Politician, Claims to Be Fresh Face

    WALKER’S WORLD: When making the rounds in his pre-run for 2016, Gov. Walker responded to the possibility of a third Romney run by saying the party needed a fresh face. THE REAL...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/15/2015
  • Scott Walker Claims Credit for $816 in Property Tax Savings Over “where Things Were Headed”

    WALKER’S WORLD: In 2014, Gov. Walker inflated the actual property tax savings under his tenure. THE REAL WORLD: Rather than compare the average savings since he entered office, which was around $141,...

    Politifact, 01/09/2015
  • In “the Past Four or Five” Presidential Elections, “people Who Poll High at the Beginning Are Not the People Who End Up Being the Nominees.”

    WALKER’S WORLD: During a “Fox and Friends” interview, Gov. Walker defended his low polling numbers in Wisconsin by saying that in four or five of the last elections, individuals who polled high...

    Politifact, 11/24/2014
  • Promises a Full Four-Year Term

    WALKER’S WORLD: Gov. Walker has time and time again insisted that he will finish out his four year term as governor. THE REAL WORLD: While he continually reassures, he’s simultaneously being courted...

    MSNBC, 11/10/2014
  • “The Projected $1.8 Billion State Budget Shortfall for 2015-’17 “actually Comes From an Assumption Based on Zero Growth. That Just Doesn’t Happen.”

    WALKER’S WORLD: When defending the projected $1.8 billion shortfall in his 2015-17 budget, Gov. Walker said it was based on zero growth, which does not happen. THE REAL WORLD: While this figure...

    Politifact, 10/23/2014
  • The Next State Budget Will Begin With a Surplus of Over Half a Billion Dollars — $535 Million to Be Exact.

    WALKER’S WORLD: In a 2014 gubernatorial debate, Gov. Walker claimed that “the next state budget will begin with a surplus of over half a billion dollars — $535 million to be exact.”...

    Politifact, 10/22/2014
  • Male Pattern… Cabinetry?

    WALKER’S WORLD: During a conversation with the Wisconsin State Journal editorial board, Gov. Walker attributed his male pattern baldness to a tall tale in which he banged his head on a cabinet...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/18/2014
  • Scott Walker on Minimum Wage: “I Don’t Think It Serves a Purpose”

    WALKER’S WORLD: When asked about raising the minimum wage, Gov. Walker said that he wanted people to be paid two to three times as much and that it was unnecessary. THE REAL...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/14/2014
  • Walker Wants to Increase Safety For Women, Leave Health Decisions Between Woman and Doctor

    WALKER’S WORLD: During his 2014 gubernatorial race, Walker released a TV ad insisting that he “supported legislation to increase safety” for women and that “the bill leaves the final decision to a...

    Talking Points Memo, 10/13/2014
  • Scott Walker’s Campaign Site Touts Pro-Life Wisconsin Endorsement He Didn’t Receive This Year.

    WALKER’S WORLD: On his campaign website for the 2014 gubernatorial race, Gov. Walker touted “I was endorsed by Pro-Life Wisconsin which said that a Walker Administration ‘will have far-reaching, positive effects for...

    Capital Times, 10/10/2014
  • In the Last Year, Wisconsin Ranked Third in Midwest Job Growth.

    WALKER’S WORLD: In an ad during his 2014 gubernatorial race, Gov. Walker said that Wisconsin ranked third in Midwest job growth in 2013. THE REAL WORLD: An updated ranking had Wisconsin in...

    Politifact, 10/09/2014
  • No Fundraising During Budget

    WALKER’S WORLD: During his 2010 gubernatorial race, Walker proposed an “Ethics Reform Plan” in which he promised he would not accept contributions from his inauguration until he signed the state budget. THE...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/26/2014
  • Walker Said Voter ID Is Easy to Get

    WALKER’S WORLD: During a 2014 gubernatorial debate, Gov. Walker said that it’s easy to get a voter ID card. THE REAL WORLD: His claim does not take into consideration the difficulties for...

    Capital Times, 09/23/2014
  • Walker’s Staggering Indifference to Student Loan Debt Reform

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker has been claiming he really cares about higher education in Wisconsin when proposing his extension of tuition freezes for the UW System. Meanwhile, student loan debt, an over $1...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/15/2014
  • Stating “Mitt Romney Did Not Run His Campaign on the Basis of Arguing His Experience in the Business World Was a Reason to Vote for Him.”

    WALKER’S WORLD: After bashing Mary Burke for highlighting her private sector experience, Walker defended similar strategies by the Romney campaign, saying that “Mitt Romney did not run his campaign on the basis...

    Politifact, 08/04/2014
  • Walker Claimed Voter ID Prevents Fraud

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker claims that his voter ID provisions would prevent fraudulent voting that was plaguing Wisconsin. THE REAL WORLD: In their 5-2 ruling, the Wisconsin Supreme Court could only cite voter...

    Huffington Post, 08/01/2014
  • Arizona Immigration Law For Wisconsin Flip-Flop

    WALKER’S WORLD: After voicing concern with an 2010 Arizona bill that allowed police to demand immigration papers during lawful contacts, under pressure from his primary opponent said he would be comfortable supporting...

    Capital Times, 07/15/2014
  • Walker Says the Secret John Doe Criminal Investigation of His Campaign Has Been “resolved” and Two Judges Have Said It Is “over.”

    WALKER’S WORLD: In a TV interview, Gov. Walker insisted that John Doe investigations were resolved and over. THE REAL WORLD: While a judge’s ruling has stalled current investigation, prosecutors are appealing the...

    Politifact, 06/20/2014
  • Boy Scouts, Youth Sports Leagues Included In 17,000 New Businesses Under Walker

    WALKER’S WORLD: Walker broke his promise of 250,000 new jobs in his first four years as governor, he started touting the 17,000 new businesses that popped up under his tenure. THE REAL...

    Politifact, 05/17/2014
  • Walker Cuts ShotSpotter Funding, Takes Credit for Partially Restoring It

    WALKER’S WORLD: In April 2014, Walker signed a bill that gave additional funding to the ShotSpotter program, a system of sensors that records and pinpoints gunfire to find its location. THE REAL...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/11/2014
  • A Poll Taken “a Few Months Ago” Found “70 Percent Approval or Higher” for the Act 10 Collective Bargaining Law.

    WALKER’S WORLD: Gov. Walker claimed in April 2014 that a recent poll showed 70% approval for his Act 10 collective bargaining law. THE REAL WORLD: Not only was there not a poll...

    Politifact, 04/06/2014