Statements about Government regulation

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."

"Hydrogen sulfide . . . [was] used in the genocide of Jews in Germany. "

"Rhode Island is leading our nation in foreclosures."

"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."

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

"There are 30,000 people that have been killed with seat belts."

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