Statements we say are Half-True
"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."
If Rhode Island raises the meal and beverage tax to 10 percent, it would be the "fourth-highest in the nation."
"We have $60 billion in 2010 in Medicare fraud."
"One out of four of our young people say they are victims of this (dating) violence."
After Arizona banned smoking in "all public places" in 2007, "admissions for acute myocardial infarction … stroke, asthma, [and] angina decreased following the implementation of the ban."
"We got [the Quonset Business Park] for free and we’re getting zero dollars out of it into the state coffers … other than the fact that it produces the jobs."
"Sheldon Whitehouse's failure of leadership, the adding of almost $8 trillion in debt in his first full term, is shameful..."
"[Mitt] Romney and [Brendan] Doherty certainly have a lot in common, like flip-flopping on abortion -- in Doherty's case, in a little over a week."
"In Connecticut and New York, students at Achievement First schools consistently outperform city and statewide averages."
Enacting the Right-to-Carry Act would amount to "expanding the rights of sex offenders, terrorists, child predators, and abusers to carry concealed weapons across state lines.’’
In Rhode Island, "only 5 percent of ozone pollution is from local or in-state sources. . . Ninety-five percent comes from outside of our borders, particularly the Midwest."
"This is the first time in our state, and one of the first times in the country, where benefit reductions . . . has happened to people who are retired."
Central Falls "schools are overfunded by state money by as much as $8 million."
"The new beverage tax will increase the cost of sodas, juice drinks, sports drinks, iced teas, and flavored water up to 50%."
"We are the most generous in New England and New England is known for its generosity toward its welfare recipients."
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