You want some of this?We've spent much time in past blogs documenting how the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Politifact feature often can't see the forest for the trees, nitpicking statements by Democrats in what seems a failing effort to balance the typically more outrageous yet often obtuse truth-stretching of Republicans. Today in another such installment, the progressive activist group We Are Wisconsin gets a "false" for saying that Gov. Scott Walker "took away $1.6 billion from schools and handed it off as over $2 billion in tax breaks to the rich."
We're not going to get far into Politifact's parsing of this statement, which can be dissected several ways (mostly, Politifact seems preoccupied with noting that the tax breaks add up over a decade, whereas the school aid cuts are by some measures smaller than $1.6 billion and, theoretically at least, are a one-time, two-year amount -- as if Walker wouldn't do it over and over, given the chance in future budgets).
A bigger problem is the way the Politifact views public spending and budgets, which mostly follows the Walker campaign spin.