Statements about Government regulation
Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."
"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"In 1790, the first Congress, which was packed with framers, required all ship owners to provide medical insurance for seamen; in 1798, Congress also required seamen to buy hospital insurance for themselves. In 1792, Congress enacted a law mandating that all able-bodied citizens obtain a firearm."
"Our tax code is . . . 80,000 pages."
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