Statements we say are Pants on Fire!
"What is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not . . . a Congress!"
While CEOs of some large charities have big salaries, the heads of some veterans groups do the job for free.
"When the country was founded, Congress had exactly the same attitude about the sanctity of Christmas celebrations that a 7-Eleven does today: 'Yeah, we're open.'"
"Eighty-five percent . . . of Rhode Island tax returns that were filed for the year 2010 . . . were from individuals who earned $30,000 or less."
"Mayor Fung wants to punish our children's education by removing 12 million dollars from current funding to pay for his private charter school. Your taxes would increase by between 6 and 8 percent per year."
"Dubious taxpayer-funded" stimulus spending -- Part II.
"There are 30,000 people that have been killed with seat belts."
The WIC program "is an incredibly cost effective program, serving nearly 10 million Americans each year and costing less than $100 per person. In my district, more than 18 percent of residents suffer from food insecurity and depend on WIC to make ends meet."
"It’s just crazy that the government will ... make it illegal to use the old [incandescent] bulbs."
The Central Falls School system "spent $100,000 on a time clock."
Members of Congress "receive full pay retirement after serving one term."
"The people of Rhode Island don't want same-sex marriage."
Woonsocket needs a garbage-burning power plant because "residents are paying through the nose for electricity that’s fueled by foreign oil, at prices that are skyrocketing."
"Roughly 25% of RI has a criminal record"
Says Sheldon Whitehouse said on Senate floor: "Everybody in Rhode Island who disagrees with me about Obamacare is an Aryan, is a white supremacist."
Welfare programs caused more long-term damage to Detroit than the atomic bomb caused to Hiroshima
"Illegal aliens cost the state of Rhode Island $400 million a year."
If the Stamp Farm wind turbine is built, the "health risk of 'flicker' impact created by shadows of blades of turbines poses real and significant health risks, particularly seizures."
Unemployment and the housing and auto industry crises can be fixed by giving a million dollars to every worker over age 50 to retire.
The cap-and-trade bill before Congress "prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator."
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