Don't bet on it
Says when Rhode Island Lottery was proposed, "state residents were enticed to vote for it with the promise that the money would be used for education."
Toyota says otherwise
Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law
"There are more atheists in the country right now than Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists combined and doubled."
Not tied to any party
"Martin Luther King was a Republican."
The InterLink at T.F. Green Airport is the closest air-rail link in the country.
Claim is De-Verified
Thomas Sgouros Jr.
"[If] you apply for a job, the chances are 1 in 7 that you are going to be denied that job unfairly if everybody is forced to use E-Verify."
Only at 48 words per page
"Our tax code is . . . 80,000 pages."
Something smells wrong here.
"Hydrogen sulfide . . . [was] used in the genocide of Jews in Germany. "
Fallacious foreclosure factoid
"Rhode Island is leading our nation in foreclosures."
Open mouth, insert ornament
"For the past eight years, Gov. Carcieri and Mrs. Carcieri would host the lighting of the State House Christmas tree."
Misquoting his own evidence
"If they made no changes whatsoever, the [state employees pension] plan still had enough money to go forward for approximately the next 16 years."
Unconfined by facts
"The job [of correctional officer] lowers your life expectancy . . . Metropolitan did a study in, I believe it was 1998, and the life expectancy was 58."
Closer to 22 percent
"Sixty-percent of the state retirees...don’t get Social Security.’’
"If Rhode Island does a hybrid [retirement] plan we’ll be the first state in the nation to do this.’’
"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."
Plausible but unproven
"Foster children are disproportionately victims of identity theft."
"The reality is that we have roughly 15,000 undocumented immigrants living in the state..."
Studies show the opposite.
"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"
Geography lesson anyone?
Providence's port is "200 miles closer to Europe than any other Eastern port."
Cites national average that isn't
Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions.
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