Numbers back this statement
Says New Jersey’s prison system is "61 percent African-American even though our state is just 13 percent black."
We're number one
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."
The big 4-0 in November
"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."
Not since Helen Meyner in the late 70s
"There has not been a Democratic woman in Congress from New Jersey in almost four decades."
Unless states restrict it
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."
A last place finish
"Wisconsin lost more jobs over the past 12 months than any other state."
Yes, but still paying to New York
"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."
It was Jersey's responsibility
"The (ARC Tunnel) project was originally estimated to be $8.7 billion, and New Jersey alone was on the hook for all overruns."
Fueled by diesel demand
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."
The cost of nonmembership
"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."
More than any other state
"New Jersey loses net, that is minus those who come into the state, 30,000 students a year."
Not enough for a family of 2
"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."
It ain’t much, but it’s smaller
Says the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget "is still below the level of state spending when I took office."
No taxing this claim
Says "half the Americans don't pay any income taxes."
Only Ocean County approved
Says a 1915 referendum on women’s right to vote "went down in New Jersey. And it took the Legislature to pass it."
A bigger pay day for most
"Many of the top officials at the Port Authority earn more money than the governors of the states that have jurisdiction over them."
Big Blue calls Garden State home
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."
Pay more, save more
"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."
More money, more taxes
"Taxpayers earning $1 million pay an effective tax rate that is about four times what taxpayers earning $100,000 pay."
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