Who's to blame?
"I did not play any role in bringing the company to RI as did others in government. I was tasked with handling the legislation affecting the company by my superiors."
100% true, really?
"Remember that developers are forced to use the ‘195 land union’ contractors, so tap an extra $10 million into any construction project."
A crazy rabbit hole
"The profit [from automated traffic enforcement cameras] is going to the private corporations, not to the city or state."
Dangerous but not THAT dangerous
"Once a woman enters into the sex trade, her average life expectancy is seven years."
Numbers have been stable
"The proportion of Rhode Islanders entering substance abuse treatment primarily due to marijuana use has reached its highest point in 20 years."
Teen drinking rates falling, not rising
"We've seen the increase of alcohol use for underage kids even though alcohol has been illegal ... for kids under 21."
Faulty premise, faulty conclusion
Bishop Thomas Tobin
"Abortions account for 94 percent of the services provided for pregnant women by Planned Parenthood."
Factoid does not compute
The minimum wage has risen $2.35 in the last two years. That's 31 percent.
What about the aborted flat tax and revised estate tax?
"There haven't been tax cuts for the rich" in Rhode Island.
Third Shoe assertion doesn't stand
Says Nikita Khrushchev brought an extra shoe to a United Nations session in 1960, which he banged on the desk in protest.
Millionaires can rest easy
"According to HUD, it is patently unfair and socially unjust that wealthy people can live in an exclusive neighborhood."
Inflated factoid ignores most long-term homeless
"In Rhode Island, a recent study showed that among a group of people who had been homeless for a year or more, Medicaid costs averaged about $60,000 per person."
$2 billion worth of assumptions
Seth Magaziner "plans to spend billions more of your money."
Four members of the Rhode Island General Assembly "went to vote in 2010 and were told they had already voted."
The investors are being paid and they're covered by insurance
In the 38 Studios deal, "Wall Street investors took a risk, and went bust."
The system was short-changed for years
Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
"In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point."
Latest count shows that number is 4 times too high
"You have 200,000 to 400,000 military veterans on the street in this country on any given day."
Other comments suggest otherwise
Jorge Elorza "wants to impose a municipal income tax."
A GOP volunteer who donated $125 is not "the campaign"
"Nazi imagery [was used] by the Block for Governor campaign to describe supporters of Allan Fung for Governor."
Garbage in, garbage out
"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."
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