Statements about Economy

"By voting to approve [Question 1], we can . . . save 900 jobs" at Twin River.

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

"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.

U.S. military uniforms are manufactured in China.

"When President Obama took office, we were losing 700,000 jobs a month. Now we've had job growth, I think, for 24 consecutive months."

Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."

In June 2012 "we actually had more people go on Social Security Disability [85,000] ... than the 80,000 jobs that were created."

"The largest number of bankruptcies in our country are really as a result of health care."

"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."

"Unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a Republican gov. in 2010"

Most tips left at Dunkin’ Donuts don’t go to employees.

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

"If you put the $47 billion in revenue (raised over 10 years by the Buffett rule) into infrastructure you could create 611,000 infrastructure jobs."

Gas prices have gone up 99 percent since Obama became president, "the highest gas price increase since Carter."

President Obama gave Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood one and a half billion dollars.

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

"Rhode Island’s exports have increased by 53 percent in the last two years."

The "Buffett rule" "raises virtually no money, maybe a day and a half of our borrowing per year."

If Rhode Island raises the meal and beverage tax to 10 percent, it would be the "fourth-highest in the nation."

"More than 27,000 Rhode Island jobs depend on trade with Canada."

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