Released felons can - and do - vote
Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.
The record backs him up
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
You can bet on it
"Connecticut's take on slot machines is 25 cents on the dollar. And the state's take on table games: zero."
Three sets of numbers, same trend
"While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years."
Brown sided with Democrats on 4 "key" votes
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
Support from minorities in both chambers
Rhode Island’s voter identification law was pushed by "a black Democrat in the House, a black Democrat in the Senate. That's a fact."
It's 82 percent, and has been growing
A poll conducted in Egypt revealed that 80 percent of Egyptians oppose receiving foreign aid from the United States.
When times are bad, SSDI filings go up
In June 2012 "we actually had more people go on Social Security Disability [85,000] ... than the 80,000 jobs that were created."
Gemma acknowledges change
NARAL Pro-Choice America
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
Multiple surveys, similar message
"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."
And a new law changes that.
"Under current law, if you go on a dating website and you say you're 32 and you're actually 42, you've committed a misdemeanor."
No potholes in this argument
Rhode Island has the "worst maintained bridges in the United States of America . . . and we have the second worst maintained roads [behind] Alaska."
They were in the dark
"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."
"Over the past five years the federal government has paid out $601 million in retirement and disability benefits to deceased former federal employees."
The best, the brightest, the unhireable
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
When a $100,000 salary is considered low.
"We have to recognize that our salaries for faculty are the lowest in New England with the exception of the University of Maine."
The scrap metal state?
"Rhode Island’s exports have increased by 53 percent in the last two years."
A documented fact.
"This is the only state in the country that bypassed the General Assembly to authorize [in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants]."
And the survey says...
"Every poll you see, the overwhelming majority of people want [E-Verify]."
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