Providence City Council
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
Clearly not nearly
"The amount of money that we put into running our own state legislature is nearly as much as we put into the University of Rhode Island."
It's households, not families
"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."
One in four? More like one in nine.
Mark S. Zaccaria
Public employees receive "something like 25 percent of the paychecks that are issued in Rhode Island."
The lie that will not die
"The Ryan budget gets rid of Medicare in 10 years and turns it into a voucher program."
Data "rigged;" China and Russia not in count
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
No evidence Cicilline ever took that position
"Congressman Cicilline, when he was the mayor of Providence, espoused a sanctuary city."
What about the two dozen states before Rhode Island?
"One of the first states in the union to pass a voter ID bill was Rhode Island, 85 percent Democratic legislature."
75 percent of Cicilline donations come from individuals
"The Doherty Campaign, unlike the Cicilline Campaign, is funded mostly by individual donors -- not the big PACs that Cicilline relies on."
The rankers disagree
David Cicilline is "the 5th most liberal person in the House of Representatives."
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."
Wrong four months ago. Wrong now.
The Congressional Budget Office "has already doubled its estimate for the cost (of Obamacare) so far from roughly $800 billion to $1.7 trillion."
Best nonpartisan analysis says it will SAVE money
President Obama’s health-care law will "add trillions of dollars in debt."
Claim goes up in smoke
John G. Edwards
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
Wake up and smell the facts
Most tips left at Dunkin’ Donuts don’t go to employees.
Grads of foreign schools, yes. For-profit, no
"In the state of Rhode Island 25 percent of our current physicians are graduates of for-profit medical schools."
Alabama? No. Massachusetts? No.
In 2011, Alabama and Massachusetts passed legislation allowing non-citizens who are legal residents to vote in state and local elections.
Try 611,000 one-year jobs over a decade
"If you put the $47 billion in revenue (raised over 10 years by the Buffett rule) into infrastructure you could create 611,000 infrastructure jobs."
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