Statements about Families

"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."

"Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent."

"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."

"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."

Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."

"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."

"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."

"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."

"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence  and child abuse."

"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."

"Foster children are disproportionately victims of identity theft."

"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"

Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."

"We’re paying out-of-state residential facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more," to house children in state custody

"Massachusetts public schools teach kids as young as kindergartners about gay marriage."

"(I) helped to invent a system that saved over a billion dollars on welfare."

"Fifty-three percent of teens in Central Falls are getting pregnant."

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