Distortion of common, legal practices
James Langevin "has received almost $20 million from taxpayers and special interests to use at his own discretion to supposedly champion Rhode Island’s needs."
Misstates study's findings
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks grounded commercial air traffic, "there was a temperature drop while the airplanes weren't flying, for the week afterwards."
Update: Just under 2,000 jobs created in R.I.
"In Rhode Island, there were thousands of jobs that were created" by the federal stimulus program
This claim doesn't fly
Says James Langevin voted to spend "$3 billion for a jet engine no one wants."
Not even double
"It costs us, logistically, three times more to fight in Afghanistan than it does in any other place."
"We are amassing most of our military strength in a country where fewer than 100 members of al Qaeda remain."
That's just the high estimate
"The Congressional Budget Office estimates that for every $1 we spend on unemployment benefits, $1.90 is put into our economy."
Claim is 50 times too high
The U.S. deficit "increases at $3 million per second."
More like 99 percent
Langevin votes “the party line about 98 percent of the time."
Others are more reliable
"Langevin has been the most reliable vote for Speaker Pelosi."
Borders on fabrication
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin didn't want a border fence to block illegal immigration "because he is afraid that someone will get hurt trying to go around the fence."
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