With traditional CPI, the difference is even greater.
"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."
No evidence Cicilline ever took that position
"Congressman Cicilline, when he was the mayor of Providence, espoused a sanctuary city."
Update: New ruling after additional evidence on loan repayment
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
Infrastructure only small part of overall spending
"We will spend $100 billion in Afghanistan this year, fixing roads, building bridges, training police officers, and more, [and] cutting the same things in our own country."
Claim gets failing grade
Says that as Providence’s mayor, David Cicilline said the city had a "world-class … school system. Not only did Providence not have a world-class school system but as measured, was amongst the last school system in the entire country."
Where’s the proof?
"(Brendan) Doherty wants to raise the eligibility age for Social Security benefits for anyone born after 1960, with no regard for the challenges it would cause for people working in physically demanding occupations."
Claim is mostly hot air
Tells David Cicilline, "94 percent of the carbon emissions which you so want to get rid of are caused by nature."
Voted against it before he voted for it
"As a state representative, David Cicilline argued against Megan's Law and voted against mandatory registration of sex offenders."
He comes close to the mark
Says "John Loughlin voted to let people accused of domestic violence keep their guns."
Not without intent to deceive
"Social Security is a Ponzi scheme."
He's talked about voluntary accounts
"The Republican candidate [John Loughlin] has talked about privatizing Social Security ... so we know where he stands on the issue."
Exponential? And what about Reagan's tax INCREASES?
After Ronald Reagan cut taxes in 1981 the U.S. enjoyed "exponential growth."
Start the stopwatch
"Bill Lynch told three lies in ten seconds"
Wrong on first two points, unclear on third
Cicilline "continues to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbyist, corporate PAC and insider money to fund his campaign."
Few pay that price
Transporting drugs "is the price of admission" for people crossing the border illegally.
Even better than he claims
Providence has "the lowest crime rate in three decades."
Not even close
He has "ushered in $3 billion in new investment."
Trend? What trend?
Rhode Island voters are moving away from the Democratic party to non-affiliation
Goldman Sachs has little to fear
"As Washington debates cracking down on the big Wall Street banks, I’ve passed legislation that does so."
$25 million for 'decor'? Not really.
Blue Cross’ new $90-million Providence headquarters "was outfitted with $25 million in decor."
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