Statements we say are Mostly False
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."
I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."
"Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives."
"Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent."
"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."
After hiring a campaign manager in 2006, "I got this $100 and something fee ... for hazardous materials."
"Marijuana contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco."
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
"Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top."
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
Farming is "one of the fastest growing areas of our economy."
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
"There hasn’t been a Republican in the legislature or the City Council in Providence in over 30 years."
"Half of all hospitalized seniors are suffering from malnutrition so severe that it either caused their illness or it prevents them from getting better."
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."
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