Statements about Poverty

Welfare programs caused more long-term damage to Detroit than the atomic bomb caused to Hiroshima

"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of uninsured adults of any state in New England."

Rhode Island gives undocumented pregnant women health insurance, plus a cash card "with $400 a month on it" and "$250 a month or $275 a month to spend on food."

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

For every $1 spent on afterschool programs, "we can save over $5, almost $6, in crime costs down the line."

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