Statements we say are Half-True
"No one knows who bought the [38 Studios] bonds. And there was some language put in the bond offer that they must remain anonymous."
"Even Roger Williams National Memorial in my home state of Rhode Island attracted nearly 51,000 visitors in 2011, with non local visitors adding more than $3.2 million to the local economy."
"In the period from 2007 to 2011, the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner reported an 18 percent decline in the state’s total medical spending."
Rhode Island is the last state still using the Optech III P voting machines and they don’t meet suggested federal standards.
More than 40 percent of sales nationally are made without background checks.
"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."
Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."
"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
"Under the Obama administration, we are drilling and producing more domestic energy supplies than we ever had before."
"President Obama is attacking Paul Ryan on Medicare even though it is his administration with the help of Jim Langevin who cut $716 billion from Medicare."
Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."
"The largest number of bankruptcies in our country are really as a result of health care."
"Unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a Republican gov. in 2010"
"Two thirds to three quarters of people without [health] insurance in Rhode Island work."
"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."
"Jimmy Langevin is having a fundraiser . . . to retire the debt from his campaign for secretary of state, which was 12 years ago."
"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."
Says his reform efforts improved performance at all 10 low-performing schools in Palm Beach, Florida.
"Having an entirely Democrat congressional delegation in 2009, when the [federal stimulus] bill passed, increases the per capita stimulus dollars that the state receives per person by $460."
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