Low temps, high taxes
"You don’t see Norway losing population, and its taxes are astronomical."
Wrong date, wrong allegation
"Earlier this year, [John DePetro] was accused of sexually assaulting a female co-worker."
We're Number 183!
"Of all cities in the United States with more than 100,000 people, Providence is the 183rd safest."
Key issue: whether warming due to 'natural patterns'
"61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming."
Physicians, fix thy statistics
"Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average."
Hyperbole aside, he may be on target
"The vast, overwhelming majority of [crimes that occur with a firearm] are committed by people who don’t legally possess that firearm in the first place."
At least since 1996
The town of Cumberland has "its highest bond rating in history."
Paperwork takes a bit longer
Passing a federal firearms "background check through the NICS database . . . typically takes 90 seconds."
Make that seven minimum wage hikes.
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
Figure applies to personal income, not spending
"Only 25 percent of what people buy is subject to Rhode Island’s sales tax."
Poll only looked at one type of ‘denier’
In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
No sanctuary from the facts
"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."
Expensive, but not the "most expensive."
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
Hyperbole aside, evidence supports claim
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
True Sept. 30, not so much since
"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.
Blindly broadcasts bogus headline
"Soldiers Donating to Tea Party Now Face Punishment Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice."
Get out the red pencil
"Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top."
Separate payment required -- by the feds
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has imposed "a mandatory abortion fee" on all Rhode Islanders who buy health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange.
No polyp pictures for police!
"Local law enforcement . . . will have access to the [Obamacare] Data Hub’s treasure trove of personal info."
Actually a bit higher
"Thirteen hundred" applicants in Rhode Island signed up for insurance through Obamacare.
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