Statements about Economy
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"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."
"There are a lot of casinos across the country that have gone bankrupt."
Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law
"If you look at states that are right to work, they constantly do not have budget deficits and they have very good business climates."
"The commercial property tax [in Providence] is second highest in the country behind Detroit."
"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."
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