Statements about Small Business

"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."

Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."

"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."

Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."

U.S. military uniforms are manufactured in China.

"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."

"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."

"The Tax Foundation figures Rhode Island as the 10th highest state for state and local tax burden per capita in the country. We're the 6th worst in the country for the business tax index. We're the 3rd highest per capita in the country for all taxes."

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis wrongly takes credit for small-business program

“If every small business in our state, on average, was able to create one new job we would cut our unemployment rate in half.”

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