Statements about Economy
"If you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it."
"We got [the Quonset Business Park] for free and we’re getting zero dollars out of it into the state coffers … other than the fact that it produces the jobs."
"[If] you apply for a job, the chances are 1 in 7 that you are going to be denied that job unfairly if everybody is forced to use E-Verify."
"Our tax code is . . . 80,000 pages."
"We have one of the highest percentages per capita of nonprofits in this state of any state in the union."
"Rhode Island is leading our nation in foreclosures."
"Eighty-five percent . . . of Rhode Island tax returns that were filed for the year 2010 . . . were from individuals who earned $30,000 or less."
"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."
"The Tax Foundation figures Rhode Island as the 10th highest state for state and local tax burden per capita in the country. We're the 6th worst in the country for the business tax index. We're the 3rd highest per capita in the country for all taxes."
"Mike Trainor...still owes $250,000 to the state."
"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"
Providence's port is "200 miles closer to Europe than any other Eastern port."
"There's no money in Social Security."
"The average 401(k) in America of a person who's 60 years old is under $100,000."
"Dubious taxpayer-funded" stimulus spending -- Part II.
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."
At Twin River, "we're more than competitive" with nearby casinos in slot machine payouts.
"Last year it was discovered that Rhode Island's public employees ranked 4th in average pay, while the private sector ranked 23rd."
Welfare programs caused more long-term damage to Detroit than the atomic bomb caused to Hiroshima
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