Statements about History
Says Vladimir Putin once said, "The breakup of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century."
"Over the past three years, ‘deep poverty’ has reached its highest level on record."
"Crimea became part of Ukraine only in 1954. Crimea was historically part of Russia, and (Nikita) Khrushchev gave it to Ukraine in a gesture that mystified some people."
Crimea was part of Russia "until 1954, when it was given to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine."
The words "subhuman mongrel," which Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama, were used by the Nazis to "justify the genocide of the Jewish community."
Says "(President) Reagan's second inaugural was moved inside the Capitol. It was. Because of a terrible snowstorm."
"Social Security was advocated … in the 1930s as a way of getting people to quit working, because they thought we were confined to a permanent scarcity of jobs in this country."
Says President Barack Obama has issued upwards of 1,000 executive orders, more than any modern president.
"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.
The General Assembly "has no explicit constitutional authority to impose income, sales, estate and the myriad of other taxes upon us."
"The (New England) Patriots were led by an explosive offense that scored the second most points in the NFL."
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
During the lead-up to the American Revolutionary War, "some guy in Boston got his head blown off because he tried to secretly raise the tax on tea."
"By the word religion in the First Amendment, the founders meant Christianity."
Says Nelson Mandela "was a communist."
The minimum wage "in real terms right now is below where it was when Harry Truman was in office."
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
"Black people kill more black people every six months than the KKK did in 86 years."
"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."
"In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all the other presidents."
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