Statements about Deficit
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
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."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
David Cicilline was "required to provide key information about city finances to an independent outside auditor. The deadlines were clear -- yet [he intentionally] missed them by months" until after the November 2010 election.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
"We will spend $100 billion in Afghanistan this year, fixing roads, building bridges, training police officers, and more, [and] cutting the same things in our own country."
The Congressional Budget Office "has already doubled its estimate for the cost (of Obamacare) so far from roughly $800 billion to $1.7 trillion."
President Obama’s health-care law will "add trillions of dollars in debt."
President Obama gave Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood one and a half billion dollars.
The "Buffett rule" "raises virtually no money, maybe a day and a half of our borrowing per year."
"Sheldon Whitehouse's failure of leadership, the adding of almost $8 trillion in debt in his first full term, is shameful..."
Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo "raised the mortality rate from 65 to 87" and "used a 1994 annuity chart" to create the pension crisis.
"The State of Rhode Island has the worst state-funded pension in the country."
"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."
"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."
"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."
"The federal government borrows $4 billion every day."
Unemployment and the housing and auto industry crises can be fixed by giving a million dollars to every worker over age 50 to retire.
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