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Wisconsin Senate Race: Key Facts


Dan Barrett
October 26, 2012

Later today, Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson will debate each other for a final time. Thought a lot of claims have been made, NTUF has the policies and reforms the candidates would seek.

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin:

  • Net Proposed Agenda: $1.16 trillion
  • Top Spending Increase Item: Single-Payer Health Care, $1.157 trillion
  • Number of Spending Increase Proposals: 7
  • Top Spending Decrease Item: None
  • Number of Spending Decrease Proposals: 0
  • If Scored, Unknown Cost Item Likely to Make Largest Impact: Allow for Prescription Drug Price Negotiation, a possible savings
  • Number of Proposals Having Unknown Budgetary Effects: 9 (56% of total proposals)

Former Governor Tommy Thompson:

  • Net Proposed Agenda: -$129.207 billion (savings)
  • Top Spending Increase Item: Establish a Federal-State Health Coverage Initiative, $833 million
  • Number of Spending Increase Proposals: 4
  • Top Spending Decrease Item: Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, $63.9 billion
  • Number of Spending Decrease Proposals: 5
  • If Scored, Unknown Cost Item Likely to Make Largest Impact: Pass Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity, a possible savings
  • Number of Proposals Having Unknown Budgetary Effects: 13 (59% of total proposals)


 

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Submitted by slip rings at: February 16, 2013
thanks very much!