Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Tommy Thompson Tommy Thompson stated on August 15, 2012 in an interview: Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin wants a "completely government-controlled" health care system that goes "far beyond 'Obamacare'" and is "a Medicare system for all." Tommy Thompson stated on August 3, 2012 in a TV ad: Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court." Tommy Thompson stated on December 1, 2011 in a campaign announcement video: Says that as Wisconsin governor, "we ended welfare." Tommy Thompson stated on October 4, 2011 in a campaign fundraising email: "During my tenure as governor, Wisconsin’s overall tax burden went DOWN." Tommy Thompson stated on September 6, 2011 in a statement: Says Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin ranks "as the most liberal member of the House."