Statements we say are True
New Jersey has "the highest property taxes in the nation and not by a little. They are the highest property taxes in the nation, more than double the national average."
"We are coming up on our 40th anniversary of electing a Republican to the United States Senate. 1972 was the last time New Jersey sent a Republican to the United States Senate."
"There has not been a Democratic woman in Congress from New Jersey in almost four decades."
Says "in our gun laws we’re allowing domestic abusers to sidestep this ban on getting a gun. The loophole allows a convicted abuser to walk into a gun show and walk out with a gun, no questions asked."
"Wisconsin lost more jobs over the past 12 months than any other state."
"If you're earning under $100,000 a year and you commute to New York every day you pay more to the Port Authority in tolls than you pay to the state of New Jersey in income tax."
"The (ARC Tunnel) project was originally estimated to be $8.7 billion, and New Jersey alone was on the hook for all overruns."
Says the United States "actually exports more gasoline, diesel and other fuels than it imported in 2011 for the first time since, I think, 1949."
"To get out of the (teachers) union, you pay 85 percent of $731. Then you're out of the union, but you've got to pay it every year, also required by statute. That’s called a representation fee."
"New Jersey loses net, that is minus those who come into the state, 30,000 students a year."
"If we keep the minimum wage at the current level, then single-parent families earning the minimum wage at a full-time job will live in poverty in New Jersey."
Says the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget "is still below the level of state spending when I took office."
Says "half the Americans don't pay any income taxes."
Says a 1915 referendum on women’s right to vote "went down in New Jersey. And it took the Legislature to pass it."
"Many of the top officials at the Port Authority earn more money than the governors of the states that have jurisdiction over them."
Says the New York Giants "train in New Jersey, they play in New Jersey and most of their players live in New Jersey."
"Before this day is out, 18 more veterans will have taken their own lives. That is the daily average, it is intolerable, and it has to stop."
"Under this tax cut, middle-class families don't save enough for a week's worth of groceries, while millionaires save enough to go on an exotic vacation."
"Taxpayers earning $1 million pay an effective tax rate that is about four times what taxpayers earning $100,000 pay."
"By the way, I'm not raising tolls 50 percent....Jon Corzine did."
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