Statements about History
Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
The state budget proposal has been submitted "on time and [it's] the earliest that a governor has done so in over two decades."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
Says when Rhode Island Lottery was proposed, "state residents were enticed to vote for it with the promise that the money would be used for education."
"Martin Luther King was a Republican."
"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."
"What is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not . . . a Congress!"
"When the country was founded, Congress had exactly the same attitude about the sanctity of Christmas celebrations that a 7-Eleven does today: 'Yeah, we're open.'"
After Ronald Reagan cut taxes in 1981 the U.S. enjoyed "exponential growth."
Rhode Island voters are moving away from the Democratic party to non-affiliation
"When George Bush took office, President Clinton, a Democrat, and the Democratic Congress at the time had left an annual budget that was in surplus."
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