Statements about Government regulation
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
A new law "requires the USDA to approve the harvest and sale of crops from genetically modified seed even if a court has ruled against the crop as being dangerous to public safety or the environment."
"We have a federal government that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats."
"Scientists tell us that we could have a cure in 10 years for Alzheimer's" were it not for "overzealous regulators, excessive taxation and greedy litigators."
"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."
Says indoor workers get "less UV than outdoor workers, but they get more melanomas."
"We have no regulation of drones in the United States in their commercial use."
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."
40 percent of U.S. gun sales "are occurring outside of" licensed gun dealers.
In 2009, the FBI "referred more than 71,000" cases of people failing background checks when trying to buy a gun to another federal agency, "but U.S. attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them."
Says since Australia passed tough gun laws, "homicides by firearm have declined almost 60 percent."
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."
"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."
A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."
"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."
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
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