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This NEW post includes all of the links here plus at least 25 new stories that have emerged since 6/4/2012, immediately BEFORE the recall election.
When Scott Walker made the decision to "divide and conquer" Wisconsin, implementing a radical extremist ALEC/Koch brother's agenda, polarizing the electorate more so than any other place in America; everyone involved with the promotion of these attacks knew they were going to need major-league lies and a propaganda blitzkrieg to successfully flip the Badger State red.
Scott Walker, his cronies, and the mainstream which carries their water have demonstrated that they are lying liars of epic proportion.
VOICES Newspaper asked a highly qualified information and technology literacy specialist, a fully-qualified reference librarian, to put together a set of links, providing an information on-stop, helping people see and judge for themselves, and spread the word: Scott Walker is a habitual liar and is still unfit for office.
Don't believe the propaganda about being an Eagle Scout. Walker is fully-untrustworthy and has some of the most serious character-flaws of any elected official many of us have seen in a
Besides, Scotty, Eagle Scouts pledge to wear their awards part of the Boy Scout pledge is to be humble and "wear your award[s] with humility". Its
But this shouldn't surprise anyone, a former classmate of Scott Walker has come forward with the type of person/student Walker was at Marquette University. Walker had no integrity then and he has no integrity.
Pleases scroll down the list of links below to see this for yourself. PolitiFact ratings for "Half-True" are identified here as "Half-False" (which is generous). Inclusion of that organization should not be construed as a full-endorsement of their reliability. And if Walker was a good Eagle Scout, (NOT!) he would demand that we hold him to higher standards and call misrepresentation dishonorable and unacceptable.
If we have omitted an link to an important lie not covered here, please post in our comments. Please share, we are each other's most valuable resource. If Walker wants to run on his integrity and ability to lead Wisconsin, he is a total FAIL. Let's get the word out!
- Russell lawyer acknowledges releasing documents suggesting Walker administration wasn't cooperating with investigators (June 4, 2012). A lawyer for Tim Russell acknowledged today that he released documents that resulted in a news story saying Scott Walker's administration had stonewalled the investigation of money stolen from a fund for veterans.
- Documents prove Walker is lying about not wanting to make Wisconsin a right-to-work (for less) state (June 3, 2012). Scott Walker doesn’t want the private sector unions to know that he would come after them next with the Orwellian-titled “right-to-work” legislation, which is purely meant to use propaganda and lies about creating jobs while gutting worker rights and even safety of workers.
- PolitiFact: Walker Most Dishonest Governor In United States (June 2, 2012). I was never a fan of Politifact before and likely won't change my position on them any time soon, but I understand what their appeal is to those seeking extra support and statements to fit whatever their argument is of the moment. That view of Politifact however makes this recent discovery by Uppity Wisconsin even more credible and outstanding.
- Can't trust Scott Walker: Smear Ad Based on Lie (June 2, 2012). Scott Walker has a habit of lying and even perjuring himself. So it comes as no surprise that he would misrepresent the words of a criminologist whose words were featured in a Tom Barrett attack ad.
- Walker's Top 3 Myths Busted by Kathleen Vinehout, the BLS, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 1, 2012). There are a lot of Scott Walker lies to choose from, but I have very subjectively selected what I consider his top 3.
- DWD, Gov. Walker's jobs claims not verified, feds only verified submission of data (June 1, 2012). he Department of Workforce Development released revised jobs numbers for 2011 a couple weeks ago, and this week claimed they were verified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that’s not true. BLS Communications Director Gary Steinberg says what they did verify was the proper submission of the data.
- Exclusive -- Right To Work (For Less) Documents Surface in Wisconsin (June 1, 2012). During Thursday night’s debate, Governor Scott Walker refused to say if he would veto “right to work” legislation when asked by host Mike Gousha. Walker would only say that it wouldn’t hit his desk so he wasn’t worried about it.
- Scott Walker’s Latest Mendacity (June 2, 2012). It’s appalling how easily this Governor lies. His abuse of facts and the truth is unprecedented in Wisconsin politics. Not since “Tail Gunner” Joe McCarthy has a Wisconsin politician left such a trail of slime and filth in the name of the people of Wisconsin.
- Feds Did Not Confirm Walker's Job Numbers – BLS Clarification (May 31, 2012). Yesterday, Scott Walker and the Department of Workforce Development attempted to pull the wool over the eyes of Wisconsinites with their claim that the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed his fictitious claim of creating jobs in Wisconsin.
- Talgo CEO calls Walker a liar and Walker's Wisconsin bad for business (May 31, 212). Why would Wisconsin need good jobs for people when Walker's friends come first?
- ICYMI: Watergate Prosecutor Says No One But Scott Walker Stopping E-Mail Release (May 30, 2012). Leading former prosecutors, including a member of the Watergate prosecution, said Tuesday that the only one stopping Scott Walker's release of emails from a secret computer network system — is Scott Walker himself.
- BREAKING: Scott Walker's Desperate, Illegal Data Release (May 30, 2012). Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the release by the administration of Scott Walker of data in violation of the *Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002:
- Handy Guide to Walker Lies and Distortions in recent Recall Election Ads (May 28, 2012). Granted, this could take all day since it’s almost impossible to keep up with the Walker Lying Machine.
- Why Scott Walker Must Go: the Endless Parade of Lies (May 288, 2012). Scott Walker’s endless parade of lies is just one of many reasons that the Wisconsin governor has got to go.
- Another Absurd Lie: Walker Has "No Memory" of Signing Feingold-Kohl Recall Petitions (May 28, 2012). In December of 1997, I started working for Russ Feingold's re-election campaign as his Communications and Research Director. When I started, there weren't a lot of staffers on board yet so I was often the one that went out to observe events of Feingold's likely opponent-- Mark Neumann.
- Governor 'John Doe' denies any involvement. Email trail indicates otherwise (May 27, 2012). First the Good News for Dems. It appears most of the people of Wisconsin don't want to give a 'vote of confidence' to Governor Scott Walker, -- at least among who have heard about the "John Doe" investigation, directed at Walker's former executive staff:
- Recall Debate: Walker Doubles Down on Eagle Scout Lie (May 26, 2012). A video recently went viral of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker telling a billionaire donor in January 2011 that he planned to employ a "divide and conquer" strategy to take away working peoples' rights -- a move that ultimately sparked historic protests and led to the upcoming June 5 recall election that close to one million voters demanded.
- Donations to Scott Walker Flagged as Potential Fraud (May 25, 2012).
- Call Out Milwaukee Journal: Endorses Walker Yet Admits His "Jobs" Stunt is "Mostly False" (May 25, 2012). From VOICES "You Can't Make This Crap Up" department, today's Milwaukee
Urinal GenitalJournal Sentinel publishes an analysis of Walker's job claim and clearly concludes they are bogus, though the words they choose to use is "mostly false". Yet this same propaganda ragnewspaper's editorial board endorses Scott Walker - WTF?!?!?!?!
- BIG Friday News Dump: Walker Gets Nasty-gram from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (May 25, 2012). John Nichols has posted a must-read for Wisconsin citizens. Governor and Deceiver-in-Chief Scott Walker is being confronted about statements made under oath in Congress. Daily Kos (h/t Giles Goat Boy) has a post from a prolific well-respected Wisconsin blogger and those that want to know more may want to follow that thread. Usually, some pretty thoughtful commenters chime in on Gile Goat Boy's posts.
- Scott Walker: I’ve made good on my promises to taxpayers (May 23, 2012). Before I took office, Wisconsin was in the midst of a fiscal and economic crisis. In the three years leading up to the 2010 election Wisconsin lost more than 150,000 jobs under the failed policies of former Gov. Jim Doyle and a Democrat-led Legislature.
- Russ Feingold on Walker: "He has a very very bad relationship with the truth." (May 23, 2012). I’m still sitting here, in stunned amazement, at Walker’s response to his “divide and conquer” comment in the video below:
- Scott Walker: The "Divide and Conquer" Governor. (May 22, 2012), A video recently went viral of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker telling a billionaire donor in January 2011 that he planned to employ a "divide and conquer" strategy to take away working peoples' rights -- a move that ultimately sparked historic protests and led to the upcoming June 5 recall election that close to one million voters demanded.
- Members of Congress Want to Know: Did Scott Walker Lie Under Oath? (May 22, 2012). Members of Congress who questioned Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker when he testified before a US House committee last year are asking the chairman of that committee to help them determine whether whether the controversial anti-labor governor made deceptive statements while under oath.
- Rid Wisconsin of pathological liar (May 22, 2012). Most of us are at the point where we either stand with Scott Walker or we can’t stand Scott Walker. There are a few independents who haven’t decided; political pundits say they could make the difference. I know I’m not going to change minds by what I have to say, but I hope to motivate those who want Walker out of office to get out and vote.
- Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Scott Walker (May 20, 2012). Wisconsin is all abuzz about governor Scott Walker's claim that he added 34,000 in the state since he took office, putting him well on the way to the 250,000 he promised for his first term in office. He now leads challenger Tom Barrett by 6 percentage points in polling, so he and his wealthy and/or corporate backers are displaying great confidence.
- Scott Walker Cornered -- Criminal Defense Fund Reveals Answers (May 19, 2012). Governor Scott Walker has refused to describe the conditions under which his criminal defense fund has been created. Newly released documents from the Government Accountability Board, obtained by state Senator Jon Erpenbach, show definitively that Walker must be either a target of the investigation and /or he is bankrolling the defense of heinous crimes.
- New strategy should be: Scott Walker is a liar (May 18, 2012). Our most candid of recent Wisconsin members of Congress tells it like it is. “The governor has a severe problem with the truth, whether it be the way he’s handling this investigation, whether it be the jobs numbers, the whole routine he had that somehow, this attack on the working people of this state was a budgetary matter, along with the budget. He has a very bad relationship with the truth overall,” said Russ Feingold, speaking at a press conference with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on May 23.
- Another "Mostly False" Rating: Gov. Walker says Wisconsin has added 33,200 jobs since he became governor (May 18, 2012). With less than two weeks to go until the June 5, 2012, recall election pitting Gov. Scott Walker against Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, the top issues can be summed up this way:
- Scottie's Bestest Job In the World, Wisconsin Guv, REALLY! (May 18, 2012). Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin's lying liar Deceiver-in-Chief, is at it again. Even though he spends most of his time not working for the citizens he was elected to represent, instead choosing to play national rock-star for faux news and other wing-nut network pundits, he is now proclaiming that being Wisconsin's Fuhrer governor is his most favorite job in the world! Happy Happy Joy Joy!
- Scott Walker’s new “jobs” numbers are an absolute farce (May 16, 2012). Republican Gov. Scott Walker, on the magic his administration performed by manufacturing new “jobs” numbers showing job growth in Wisconsin.
- Scott Walker’s Orwellian Jobs Propaganda: It’s False, But How Is It Possibly Legal? (May 16, 2012). Never mind that Scott Walker’s administration made the unprecedented release of unofficial jobs data one day before the final state BLS numbers will be reported – numbers that have consistently shown him to have the worst jobs record of any governor in America.
- Scott Walker Lies - With A Little George Carlin Added (Video, (May 16). DEVASTATING VIDEO of Notoriously Anti-Union Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker kissing the ring of Billionaire Anti-Middle Class Shyster "Business" Woman Diane Hendricks of the Hendricks "Holding" Company, discussing divide & conquer tactics. (please pardon/ignore Carlin's foul language)
- Walker lies about figures showing Wisconsin job gains for 2011 are "the final job numbers (May 16, 2012). A day after Gov. Scott Walker announced statistics indicating Wisconsin had gained jobs in 2011 -- not lost them, as earlier numbers showed -- he touted the new figure in a TV ad, saying:
- Scott Walker Magically Turns Dismal Wisconsin Job Numbers Into A Pre-Election Miracle (May 15, 2012). With Wisconsin suffering the worst job loss numbers in the nation for the calendar year 2011, Governor Scott Walker promised yesterday that he will reveal newly revised numbers this week that will, effectively, change water into wine on the Wisconsin job front.
- Scott Walker Was Dishonest With Police Association About His "Divide and Conquer" Agenda (May 14, 2012). A new report shows yet another example of Scott Walker's dishonesty with the people he was elected to serve.
- Scott Walker Now Claims He Opposes Right to Work (for less) Laws + BIG Update #4 ( May 12, 2012). Caught with his political pants down (again!), Scott Walker is once again trying to lie himself out of his own mess.
- Statement on Walker Political Budget Gimmicks (May 11, 2012). Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee), Ranking Democrat on the Joint Committee on Finance, issued the following statement on the unusual DOA revenue estimates released yesterday. “Once again, Scott Walker resorts to budget gimmicks and credit card spending in a political report on the budget which violates his own budget principles. In his brownbag movement, Governor Walker campaigned on ‘Don’t Spend More Than You Have’ and yesterday we learned his administration approved more credit-card spending to manipulate the numbers of the budget.
- Divide and Conquer: Scott Walker’s Agenda Revealed (May 11, 2012). The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is out with a breaking video, obtained by a documentary filmmaker in January 2011, which shows Scott Walker’s “bomb” was just the beginning of his “Right-to-Work-For-Less” agenda. In the damning video, Walker talks about his plan to employ a secret "divide and conquer" strategy against unions, despite publicly stating that he would not push so-called “right-to-work” legislation.
- Scott Walker Is Lying, Again. (May 9, 2012). Scott Walker's latest ad, like his previous campaign ads, is full of lies. Actually, just one big lie. This one is about his alleged efforts to protect Medicaid. His eyes aren't tracking properly but he assures some (allegedly) typical older Wisconsin voters that he's looking out for them by claiming that he's added more money to Medicaid than ever before—$1.2 billion.
- Another "Mostly False" Rating: Gov. Scott Walker says opponent Tom Barrett campaigning to raise taxes (May 7, 2012). Reducing property taxes is one accomplishment Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker touts in his bid to remain in office. In April 2012, the Republican governor announced that during his first year in office, the property tax bill for the typical Wisconsin homeowner had gone down -- the first such decrease in 12 years.
- Walker's Millions and the Right's "Special Interests" (May 4, 2012). Scott Walker is truly the worst governor money can buy. In 2010, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision, Walker shattered state fundraising records in his campaign to be Wisconsin’s next governor. Now, faced with a recall election, he’s doing it again -- and then some.
- John Kasich, Chris Christie, Scott Walker failing together and Republicans continue to lie about it! (April 30, 2012). Please take the time to read these two press releases that occurred last week.
- The Big Lie About Teacher's Salaries (April 26, 2012). Scott "all I'm asking for is modest benefit contributions" Walker promised that teachers would see no change in their salaries: They would just be capped at cost of living increases. Translation to most Wisconsinites: Pay freeze for teachers that are already getting paid enough, so big whoop-de-doo.
- Hush Money: Is Scott Walker Providing Aid to WisGOP Cronies Charged With Crimes? (April 24, 2012). New questions were raised after a report Monday in WisPolitics.com about a "third party" payee in the criminal defense of top Wisconsin Republican officer and longtime Scott Walker crony Tim Russell. Recently unsealed court documents show that a third party is paying bills for Russell, who was hired or promoted eight times by Walker following his firing by another government agency for improper use of taxpayer dollars.
- Seven Scott Walker Lies: The Budget and Jobs (April 22, 2012). This diary grew out of some research I put together for a comment a few days ago. I’ve expanded things a bit and want to put these links out there because I can’t follow up every comment by a blind follower of his on various message boards myself, and Wisconsin’s mass media on the whole seems pretty determined to avoid doing any actual journalism.
- Walker's lying ads: The governor slimes his recall opponents on jobs and taxes (April 19, 2012). We knew it was coming. The negative TV ads have begun — and we're not even done with the recall primaries yet. Spending some of the millions he's been collecting from out of state, Gov. Scott Walker decided to take on two of his possible Democratic challengers at once, rather than waiting to see who wins the May 8 election.
- Former Nixon Attorney General John Dean Says Scott Walker (April 16, 2012). Richard Nixon's former White House Counsel John Dean says in a column today in The Capital Times that Scott Walker, facing a growing criminal corruption probe, is actually "more Nixonian than Nixon." Dean's key findings relating to Walker's actions as governor:
- Scott Walker and God’s Plan (April 15, 2012). CBN’s Brody File, a major conservative evangelical listening-post, has been publishing a series of excerpts from interviews with WI Gov. Scott Walker, now into the short rows of a recall campaign. None of them are individually that remarkable, considering the subject and the audience. But altogether they add up to a depressingly familiar picture of a politician who has zero doubt that God is on his side, that God’s people are all praying and fighting for him, and that his opponents can be regarded merely as obstacles put into his path to test his faith.
- Another "Mostly False" Rating: Gov. Scott Walker says worker discrimination law was "gravy train" for lawyers (April 10, 2012). When PolitiFact Wisconsin first wrote about an attempt by Republicans to repeal a law that allowed discriminated workers to sue in state court, we found a surprising statistic: The law had been in effect for nearly three years, but no such lawsuits had been filed.
- Holiest Of Cows: Scott Walkers Big, Fat Lie Exposed for All to See (April 9, 2012). FitzWalkerKochStan Governor Scott Walker has been whining for months now about all that "outside money" flooding in to defeat him during the recall. No matter what the RW venue or traditional media, he's been repeating that lie everywhere virtually every time he makes a statement. It's a lie.
- Scott Walkers Big, Fat Lie Exposed for All to See + News # 6! As Good as a Friday News Dump (April 9, 2012). FitzWalkerKochStan Governor Scott Walker has been whining for months now about all that "outside money" flooding in to defeat him during the recall. No matter what the RW venue or traditional media, he's been repeating that lie everywhere virtually every time he makes a statement.
- Generously Rated "Half False": Gov. Scott Walker says teen sons "targeted" on Facebook (March 31, 20120). When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said his two teen sons have been "targeted" on Facebook, the news was quickly picked up by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and national outlets such as Fox News, Politico, Talking Points Memo, the Daily Beast and the Huffington Post.
- Fraud Investigation Scott Walker (March 30, 2012). Fraud is considered to involve misrepresentation with an intent to deceive. A fraud investigation tries to determine whether fraud has taken place and tries to detect evidence if fraud has occurred.
- Scott Walker Blames Health Care Reform For Slow Job Growth In Wisconsin (March 27, 2012). Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) pledged to add 250,000 private sector jobs in the state by the end of his four-year term, and as Democrats try to recall him and throw him out of office, a central part of his message to voters has been that he has made progress in that area.
- Walker Admits To Wasting Taxpayer Money With Family Care Caps (March 25, 2012). In his weekly radio address, Scott Walker not only continued with his shameless lies regarding Family Care, but admitted to using people with disabilities as political props and wasting taxpayer money.
- Gov. Scott Walker Goes on the Air With DisHonest Ad (March 24, 2012). In a new ad, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker misleads the public about not only his assault on the working families of his state, but about his record on jobs. Walker's record has him in the middle of a massive recall effort that gathered significantly more signatures than needed from Wisconsinites fed up with his right-wing agenda.
- Lies, damn lies and (Wisconsin economic) statistics (March 24, 2012). “Based on these calculations, I must state that Governor Walker’s claim cannot be supported by data.”
- Greta van Slustern helps Scott Walker lie to the public. Big Ed exposes the Fox River Rat (video, March 22, 2012). Scooter made an appearance on Fox "News" and Greta helped him lie about out-of-state money in the recall election, presenting a sympathetic picture of poor Scotty, victim of Big Union.
- Rated False: Walker States: "We gave every public employee in the state the freedom to choose whether or not they want to be in a union." (March 19, 2012). As he prepares for a recall election, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is defending his record in various media appearances. In a March 19, 2012 appearance on Fox News, Walker told talk host Greta Van Susteren that big out-of-state unions were behind the protests in Madison last spring -- and are leading the recall effort against him now.
- Walker's Family Care Falsities (March 19, 212). On Monday, Scott Walker, as is his wont, did his usual showboating when he finally signed the Family Care bill, lifting the caps as he was ordered to do by the federal government three months ago.
- According to a Lying Liar, Walker NOT a Target. Another Lie or Is He Breaking the Law Again? (March 14, 2012). Wisconsin has a very very curious situation, soon-to-be facing a recall Governor Scott Walker and his spinmeisters have performed an amazing feat of contortion: During last Friday's "news dump", the weekend of a massive anti-Walker rally on Madison's Capitol Square, Walker announced he set up a legal defense fund to pay for expenses related to an ongoing John Doe investigation, taking advantage of provisions in Wisconsin law that allows such a move for officeholders if they're charged or under investigation for election or campaign violations.
- Here we go again; the News Media Gives Walker's Failures a Pass…problems bigger than one person. (March 12, 2012). This is just what happened when the Journal Sentinel (JS) gave Walker a pass after he essentially bankrupted Milwaukee County. Funny how the Democrats can't seem to catch the same breaks.
- The Walker budget's smoke and mirrors (March 12, 2012). It's so nice when someone lays this out clearly enough so that even those of us who have to depend on common sense can understand it. Walker's lying -- well, that or he's incompetent. You decide.
- Scott Walker’s Real Record – Promises Broken (March 6, 2012). Scott Walker lied about what he said he was going to do as governor. That's why, instead of paying to challenge recall signatures, Walker is spending his millions of dollars in sleazy campaign contributions from bizarre out-of-state special interests on a costly media blitz in a shallow attempt to distract from his record of failure and dishonesty.
- Distortions in new Walker ad, part 2: the budget and taxes (March 5, 2012). In my previous post on Gov. Scott Walker's newest ad asking you to help him "oppose" the recall, I took a look at job claims the Republican executive made. Namely, I took issue with Walker pretending that he was responsible for any job gains made in 2011 (because those gains occurred under a different governor's budget) and casting blame on the previous administration for losing 150,000 jobs in the state when it was due more to a global economic recession.
- Scott Walker lies about negotiating on collective bargaining (video, March 5, 2012)
- The Smoking Gun: Gov. Scott Walker’s HUGE Lie (video, March 4, 2012). I had to read this article from David Cay Johnston at Tax.com a couple of times to make sure I got my head around it and could write about it clearly. Hopefully I can. Over and over we’ve heard the meme that “union worker’s need to pay more,” or “they need to pay their fair share,” of their pensions and their healthcare, which sets out the idea that, somehow, workers are getting a free ride at the expense of tax payers.
- Scott Walker Lies Exposed! (Mar 4, 2012). This video proves what we all knew already; that Scott Walker is a bold faced liar.
- Scott Walker lies 3 out of every 4 times he opens his mouth (Mar 2, 2012 ). I just received an e-mail from my representative that was very proud that one of Scott Walker's statements was judged "true" by PolitiFact. So I went on line to check it out...
- Walker Lies with a Straight Face (Feb 27, 2012). This apparently will be Gov. Scott Walker's campaign strategy for his recall election and probably beyond. Just tell lies, and go on.
- Wisconsin Budget Crisis is Fake, and Scott Walker Created It (video Feb 26, 2012). Thе Wisconsin fаkе budget crisis аnd thе real numbers.
- Walker’s “Contribute More” Lie—A Year Later and it Just Keeps Going and Going (Feb 26, 2012). As a Vernon County Board Supervisor and a parent of two recent graduates from Westby High I wish to thank the many fine public employees that we are blessed to have as members of our community. Your sacrifice and dedication is appreciated.
- Rated "Half False": Gov. Scott Walker says 94 percent of Wisconsin employers think the state is heading in the right direction (Feb 25, 2012). Democrats behind a recall of Gov. Scott Walker consistently mock the lack of progress on his promise to spur 250,000 new jobs in four years. In response, Walker emphasizes the falling unemployment rate and what he says is new optimism among business owners -- "job creators" in the current GOP parlance.
- Walker’s 'pants on fire' over venture capital (Feb 24, 2012). Since they’re making fools of themselves, perhaps Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee talk radio jock Charlie Sykes ought to stop listening to each other.
- Total Recall: Sharpton Calls Out Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Blatant Lies at Fox & Friends (video, Feb 16, 20112)
- Pants on Fire! A 10-year state program that created 202 jobs at a cost of $247,000 per job was approved by former Gov. Jim Doyle. (Feb 12, 2012). Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers of both parties say the state should be doing more, with much debate centered on proposals to boost companies poised for rapid growth.
- Proof that Scott Walker is lying (John Doe investigation) (video April 6, 2012). This is a visual illustration of the proof that Scott Walker is lying about how he didn't know about the secret email system that was used for illegal campaign activity in his Milwaukee County Executive office. There is evidence obtained in the investigation that proves that not only did Walker know but also participated in the illegal activity. He has repeatedly lied about how he knew nothing about the case.
- Updated: Scott Walker Digging More Holes with Easily Revealed Evasions and Lies (Feb 2, 2012). This past Sunday, on Upfront with Mike Gousha, Scott Walker claimed that he had no idea his entire campaign apparatus was working to get Brett Davis elected as his running mate and said he hadn’t even endorsed Davis.
- Walker Called Doyle a "Liar" in 2006 For Making Same Balanced Budget Claim as Walker (Feb 1, 2012). Back in 2006, Scott "I never personally attack" Walker called Jim Doyle a "liar" for saying in his State of the State address that the budget was balanced. Walker argued that Doyle's numbers were not done according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and that if they would have been there would be a deficit.
- Walker denies knowledge of alleged illegal campaigning; Dems accuse governor of lying (Jan 28, 2012). A day after investigators accused his former top aides of using a secret computer system to do political work on the taxpayers’ dime, Gov. Scott Walker denied knowledge of illegal activity taking place during his time as Milwaukee County executive.
- Gov. Scott Walker delivers lies and evasions in 2012 State of the State address (Jan 26, 2012). I wasn't expecting much from your State of the State address, and you didn't disappoint.
- Walker's State-of-State lies refuted point-by-point (January 26, 2012). In response to Gov. Scott Walker’s annual State of the State address, We Are Wisconsin executive director Kristen Crowell issued the following statement, as well as appended documentation of Walker’s distortions and outright falsehoods:
- Scott Walker’s Rhetoric Versus Reality (Jan 25, 2012). Governor Scott Walker failed to tackle Wisconsin’s jobs crisis - posting six straight months of job losses here while nationally jobs are being added - and is now poised to take on “the truth” in his second State of the State address.
- Walker lies on the Fox News and Friends curvy couch – our corrections (video, Jan 19, 2012). Walker appeared on Fox and Friends the day after the recall petition signatures were delivered to lie about his record and lay out his strategy for trying to remain governor.
- Yet another Scott Walker Lie About the Recall Election (Jan 18, 2012). Another day, another demonstrable Scott Walker lie about the recall election.
- Rated "Half False": Gov. Scott Walker says he eliminated Wisconsin’s $3.6 billion deficit without raising taxes (Jan 3, 2012). In a new campaign ad in heavy rotation on a television near you, Gov. Scott Walker looks directly into the camera to repeat the heart of his message as a potential recall election looms.
- Rated "Half False":Gov. Scott Walker says he eliminated Wisconsin’s $3.6 billion deficit without raising taxes (Jan 3, 2012). In a new campaign ad in heavy rotation on a television near you, Gov. Scott Walker looks directly into the camera to repeat the heart of his message as a potential recall election looms.
- Scott Walker busted in new lie (Dec 30, 2011). On Wednesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker held a press conference touting that he was going to lift a cap on enrollment in Family Care, a state program designed to keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes. Good for him, right?
- "Governor of the Year" Lies to State about Family Care (Dec 29, 2011). It hasn't even been a month since Gov. Scott Walker was crowned "Governor of the Year" by the website "Governor's Journal" as it now seems he has sullied the award considerably. In recent days Scott "the fabulist" Walker made no mention of the federal governments order to lift the Family Care cap at a news conference he called Wednesday morning.
- Scott Walker busted in new lie (Dec 29, 2011). On Wednesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker held a press conference touting that he was going to lift a cap on enrollment in Family Care, a state program designed to keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes.
- Rated "Full Flop": Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state's jobs data is unreliable (Dec 15, 2011). The November jobs report, released Dec. 15, 2011by the state Department of Workforce Development, brought a mixture of disappointment and surprise. The disappointment was the news that the state lost 11,700 jobs in November, the worst monthly decline in more than two years. The surprise was how Gov. Scott Walker’s response: He attacked the figures as unreliable.
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- Nine Reasons Not to Believe Scott Walker (Dec 1, 2011). The Truth-O-Meter series that appears in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel keeps track of what our politicians say and evaluates it against the truth, as best it can be determined.
- Says recall organizers "started their website last November" and began work on their effort before he even took office (Nov 30, 2011). CNBC’s Becky Quick put a question to Gov. Scott Walker after recall organizers claimed that after just 12 days they had more than half the signatures needed to force an election.
- Rated "False:: Gov. Scott Walker says the St. Norbert College poll has been repeatedly wrong (Nov 16, 2011). As Wisconsin Democrats geared up to begin the process of recalling Gov. Scott Walker, a public opinion survey released Nov. 15, 2011 contained some troubling results for the first-term Republican.
- Rated "False": Walker says ‘overwhelming number’ of Wisconsin school districts’ staffs grew or stayed the same after 2011-2013 state budget (Nov 15, 2011). As opponents push to recall him, Gov. Scott Walker is working to douse criticism of major cuts in school aid approved in his 2011-2013 budget.
- Walker: A Pattern of Lies (downloadable, printable pdf, Nov 10, 2011). The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regularly takes statements made by state politicians, checks the facts and reports whether they’ve been honest or dishonest.
- Scott Walker Revising History. Scott Walker, while responding to questions at his recent breakfast engagement in Chicago, stated he would defend himself in a recall election by showing the people of Wisconsin “how well his programs have worked.”
- Scott Walker Lies to Investors. (Nov 10, 2011). A survey released today by the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators again underscored Scott Walkers misleading statements to the citizens of Wisconsin.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says "largest category" of those entering technical college already have four-year degrees (Oct 16, 2011). We’ve heard the lousy job market has led many people to go back to school. But huge numbers of people with four-year degrees going to technical college?
- Wisconsin Tea Party Governor Walker Lies Again and Yet Again (Oct 7, 2011). A new Wisconsin public-private economic development agency created by Republican Gov. Scott Walker spent almost $60,000 on iPads and 3G Service for them despite repeated claims by the governor that the state is "broke," reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
- Rated "Half False": Walker’s praise for teachers not all-encompassing (Sept 26, 2011). At the NBC News "Education Nation" summit in New York City on Sept. 26, 2011, anchor Brian Williams put Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the hot seat over his cuts to school funding in the 2011-’13 budget.
- Pants on Fire! Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin is broke and $3 billion in debt (Sept 2, 2011). During the summer of 2011, the Republican-controlled state Legislature gave swift approval to the $66 billion 2011-’13 state budget, which was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker.
- Rated "Mostly False": Gov. Scott Walker says he asked unions for concessions and they refused (Sept 2, 2011). In a September 2011 campaign fundraising letter pegged to staving off a possible recall drive against him, Gov. Scott Walker mocked his opponents as the "old order" and "screaming protesters" blocking bold fiscal reforms.
- Pants on Fire! Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says a new tuition reciprocity deal with Minnesota makes college more affordable for Wisconsin residents (Aug 3, 2012). The start of September means the start of college classes in Wisconsin and Minnesota -- two states that for more than 45 years have used tuition reciprocity agreements to make it easier for students in each state to attend school across the border.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says average property tax payer will save $700 under 2011-’13 state budget (July 7, 2011). Trying to put the divisive fight over collective bargaining behind him, Gov. Scott Walker is framing his budget battle as a victory for Wisconsin’s property tax payers.
- Rated "Full Flop!": On repeal of Wisconsin's smoking ban, Walker goes from pro to con (June 30, 2011). It’s been a year since you could light up a smoke in Wisconsin bars and restaurants. The state’s smoking ban, approved by the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle in 2009, took effect in July 2010 and continues to stir debates.
- Scott Walker's Top 10 myths, lies, and fabrications (downloadable, printable pdf). What the governor says isn't always true.
- Terrible Tale: Governor Scott Walker Writes Lies (June 26, 2011). The terrible tale of Republican Governor Scott Walker turns yet another page as he signed his first budget today.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says 2 years ago, we had “the largest deficit ever in Wisconsin” (June 21, 2011). In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk about the state’s "structural" deficit, and how Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature eliminated it in the 2011-13 budget.
- Rated "Half False": Gov. Scott Walker says he didn’t cut Medicaid, but instead added $1.2 billion (June 21, 2011). Gov. Scott Walker got a friendly reception during a June 21 turn on CNBC’s "Squawk Box," but he was asked to respond to the notion that his budget was balanced on the backs of the poor and schoolchildren.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker loves playing political pundit, so he was ready with talking points when a CNBC interviewer asked him if he could resurrect popularity polls numbers that "are in the toilet." (June 21, 2011). Gov. Scott Walker loves playing political pundit, so he was ready with talking points when a CNBC interviewer asked him if he could resurrect popularity polls numbers that "are in the toilet."
- The “Big Five” Lies in the Walker Budget – in his own words (June 25, 2011). To all the hard-working, Democracy loving, fiscally responsible people of Wisconsin, You have been misled.
- The AP Flat-Out Lies About Scott Walker's Congressional Testimony (April 15, 2011). There are different forms of liberal bias that an observer will see, fairly routinely, in the “mainstream” media.
- Pants on Fire! A new college tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota "makes college education more affordable for Wisconsin residents." (Aug 15, 2011). The start of September means the start of college classes in Wisconsin and Minnesota -- two states that for more than 45 years have used tuition reciprocity agreements to make it easier for students in each state to attend school across the border.
- "Under our (2011-’13) budget, the average (Wisconsin) property taxpayer will save $700." (July 7, 2011). Trying to put the divisive fight over collective bargaining behind him, Gov. Scott Walker is framing his budget battle as a victory for Wisconsin’s property tax payers.
- Scott Walker: The Lies. The threats. The “smirking goon squad”.(April 13, 2011). The press never confronts Walker on his hypocrisy. If they do, they get dragged into the tunnel that leads to the Risser Building and then driven off to a secret bunker accessed only through a door behind five Radioshack TRS-80′s in Kathy Nickolaus’ office in Waukesha.
- Scott Walker lies about emails of support (March 24, 2011). Seeking a way to counter a growing protest movement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker cited his email, confidently declaring that most people writing his office had urged him to eliminate nearly all union rights for state workers.
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and His Allies Drop All Pretenses (March 10, 2011). There’s a sports saying that comes up whenever a player signs a huge, multimillion dollar megadeal: When they say it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.
- 20 of the Biggest Lies Told by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (March 8, 2011). We’re used to politicians stretching the truth, but the level of deception and dishonesty Wisconsin’s governor has exhibited in the battle over his union-busting budget repair bill (even the name is a falsehood) sinks to astounding new lows.
- Many of Scott Walker's claims have been proven untrue, at times by Walker himself (March 3, 2011). The other day, the office of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued an indignant press release, titled "Response to Factual Inaccuracies."
- Rated "Mostly False": Gov. Scott Walker says local public unions rushed through contracts without employee contributions for pensions and health care (Feb 27, 2011). On Feb. 24, 2011, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued a news release titled, "Union bosses say one thing, do another."
- Scott Walker’s Lies: #7,981(?): Pensions (Feb 26, 2011). Thanks to Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston for explaining the truth about how we public employees actually pay for our own pensions, despite what you may have heard from Scott Walker.
- Scott Walker’s History Exposes a Dark, Illegal Past Behind The Choir Boy Face (Feb 25, 2011). We already know that Scott Walker made a costly mistake last year in Milwaukee when he fired union security guards, but is that all? Or is Scott a serial offender and repeater the George W Bush belief that “anything goes so long as I get my way”?
- The Wisconsin Lie Exposed - Taxpayers Actually Contribute Nothing To Public Employee Pensions (Feb 25, 2011). Gov. Scott Walker says he wants state workers covered by collective bargaining agreements to “contribute more” to their pension and health insurance plans.
- Scott Walker Lie #5000 – “I don’t Know Who the Koch Brothers are…” (Feb 24, 2011). ...so says the lie he told Greta Van Sustren on Fake Noise (Hat Tip, Heather at Crooks and Liars):
- Rated False": Gov. Scott Walker says his remarks during a prank phone call were “the things I’ve said publicly all along” about his budget-repair bill (Feb 23, 2011). Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faced the Madison press corps after an audio recording revealed his conversation with a prankster he thought was billionaire business executive David Koch, the conservative activist and Walker supporter.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says out-of-staters account for “almost all” in Madison protests (Feb 22, 2011). Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got right to the point when he was chatting Feb. 22, 2011, with a prank caller pretending to be a major Republican power-broker: The protests in Madison are dying down. And changing to mostly out-of-state residents.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says he campaigned on his budget repair plan, including curtailing collective bargaining (Feb 21, 2011). In the turbulent wake of his controversial plan to sharply curtail collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has faced criticism that he gave no warning of such a dramatic plan during the long 2010 governor’s race.
- Rated "False": Scott Walker says Wisconsin is broke (Feb 21, 2011). Republicans from Washington to Madison have adopted a new expression when it comes to describing the state of government finances: "We’re broke."
- Scott Walker Lies in News Conference… There’s No Money Left Because Scott Walker Took Wisconsin’s Surplus and Gave it ALL Away to the Rich (Feb 19, 2011). LIAR! There’s no money because the Republicans took an existing surplus and gave it ALL away to their fatcat backers.
- Pants on Fire! Says under his budget-repair bill, "collective bargaining is fully intact. (Feb 18, 2011). If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker isn’t trying to strip most collective bargaining rights from public employees, then why do workers keep pouring into Madison by the thousands to demonstrate against him?
- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker LYING About State Budget for Union Busting! (February 18, 2011). Companies that relocate to Wisconsin won’t have to pay income taxes for two years under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Scott Walker.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker Ginned Up Budget Shortfall To Undercut Worker Rights
(Feb 17, 2011).
Wisconsin’s new Republican governor has framed his assault on public worker’s collective bargaining rights as a needed measure of fiscal austerity during tough times. The reality is radically different.
- "The alternative" to higher state worker pension and health care payments "is to look at 1,500 layoffs of state employees or close to 200,000 children who would be bumped off Medicaid-related programs" (Feb 11, 2011). Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has rocked the state Capitol with a host of proposals that would affect state employees, including requiring them to pay more toward their pensions and health care.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says an alternative to state employee health and pension changes is bumping 200,000 children out of Medicaid (Feb 11, 2011). Gov. Scott Walker sounded a bit defensive when signing a lawsuit-reform bill he called for during the Republican-controlled Legislature’s special January session.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says surveys repeatedly showed businesses considered tort reform as a top priority (Jan 27, 2011). Gov. Scott Walker sounded a bit defensive when signing a lawsuit-reform bill he called for during the Republican-controlled Legislature’s special January session.
- Rated "False": Gov. Scott Walker says his tax cut plan will benefit 98 percent of small businesses in the state, freeing them to create jobs (Jan 5, 2011). When newly elected Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, offered up a tax cut plan for small business, it was reasonable to expect the GOP-led Legislature to approve it with few changes.
- Rate "Mostly False": Scott Walker says that eliminating state tax on health savings accounts would increase the number of small businesses offering health insurance (Dec 8, 2010). Governor-elect Scott Walker promises to "open Wisconsin for business" on Jan. 3, with his first official act to be convening an emergency session of the Legislature to consider economic development measures aimed at creating jobs.
- Rated "False": Governor-elect Scott Walker says Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed rail line is dead (Nov 18, 2010). After weeks of discussion, maneuvering and protests, Governor-elect Scott Walker is taking a sharp new tack on the proposed Madison-Milwaukee high-speed rail link.
- "Rated "Mostly False": Scott Walker says Tom Barrett voted to allow abortions through the ninth month of pregnancy (Oct 22, 2010). Republican Scott Walker, hit with an emotional TV ad portraying him as an extremist on abortion, has responded with a spot that paints Democratic rival Tom Barrett with the opposite side of the same brush.
- Scott Walker has shifted tone on highway tolls (Oct 19, 2010). For as long as there have been roads in Wisconsin, the notion of rigging them with tolls has been only slightly less popular than, say, abolishing deer hunting.
- Rated "Mostly False": Scott Walker says the DNR has mismanaged the state’s deer herd and lowered the deer population (Oct 14, 2010). Scott Walker’s first deer hunting expeditions gave him a taste of the frustration that has been felt by many Wisconsin hunters: He got skunked.
- Rated "False": Scott Walker says scientists agree that adult stem cell research holds greater promise than embryonic stem cell research (Oct 12, 2010). Stem cell research has emerged as a bright line separating the 2010 candidates for governor in Wisconsin.
- Rated "Mostly False": Republican governor candidate Scott Walker says he eliminated the waiting list for long-term care for seniors (Sept 27, 2012). As Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker seeks a promotion to governor, Democrats have waged a steady attack, accusing him of gutting important services in a single-minded push to cut taxes.
- Rated "Half False": Scott Walker says Wisconsin is one of the highest taxed states in the nation (Sept 17, 2010). In an effort to link taxes to the lack of job creation in Wisconsin, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker is highlighting complaints that Wisconsin’s taxes are too high.
- Rated "Half False": Scott Walker says Milwaukee airport is the fastest growing in the country, adding 1,000 jobs (Sept 14, 2010). On Sept. 14, 2010, after winning the Republican nomination for governor, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker in a victory speech rattled off a list of on-the-job accomplishments -- from holding down taxes to cleaning up county government.
- Rated "False": Scott Walker says Mark Neumann = Nancy Pelosi (Sept 7, 2010). Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker’s new statewide TV ad hits the trifecta, touching on three hot-buttons issues in this election cycle: transportation spending, earmarks and ties to a Democratic Party whose popularity has sagged.
- Rated "Mostly False": Scott Walker blames Tom Barrett for dumping sewage into Lake Michigan (Aug 11, 2010). Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is raising a stink over sewage. It’s a tempting target, especially when torrential rains July 22 and July 23 forced the dumping of untreated sewage into Lake Michigan and thousands of homes were hit with flooded basements.