Statements about Corporations

"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."

Economic Development Commission Executive Director Keith Stokes "sent me a letter and he said the taxpayers will never be on the hook for these bonds" for 38 Studios.

"No one knows who bought the [38 Studios] bonds. And there was some language put in the bond offer that they must remain anonymous."

Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."

"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."

"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."

"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."

"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."

"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."

"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."

Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law

"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."

"One of the things we found very clearly and consistently is that [video gaming] is a growth industry."

Blue Cross headquarters has "a $30,000 granite table."

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