(Apologies to Gertrude Stein.)
When is a $50,000 increase in pay not a $50,000 pay increase?
Why, when the Journal Sentinel's PoliFacts says it's not, of course.
Latest liberal group to get a "pants on fire" rating is Advancing Wisconsin, for stating, correctly, that Scott Walker "increased his own pay by $50,000."
Walker did exactly that. He used to give back $60,000 of the county executive's salary, but decided, after being reelected in 2008, to give back $10,000 instead. Sixty minus ten equals fifty, so you would think that Walker increased his own pay by $50,000. Seems like pretty simple math.
Unless you're PolitiFact. Why wasn't that a $50,000 pay increase? Because the Walker-loving newspaper says so.
It's been a real public service to have the Journal Sentinel conduct its independent, fai