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Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.
Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
If an individual is determined "to commit suicide, the availability of a gun is not a factor" because they will find a way.
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
"In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent."
"By voting to approve [Question 1], we can . . . save 900 jobs" at Twin River.
"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
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."
David Cicilline was "required to provide key information about city finances to an independent outside auditor. The deadlines were clear -- yet [he intentionally] missed them by months" until after the November 2010 election.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
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."
Women "earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same position."
"Massachusetts is reporting a trend far below the national trend in the escalation of health-care costs in this year."
"We came out against Deepwater and everybody is now paying for [the project] in their electric bills."
Gas prices have gone up 99 percent since Obama became president, "the highest gas price increase since Carter."
"If you look at states that are right to work, they constantly do not have budget deficits and they have very good business climates."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"[Renewable energy] projects . . . get us off foreign oil and away, step by step, from these foreign entanglements that we have to get into to defend our oil supply."
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