Statements about History
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
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.
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."
Ché Guevara "wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent."
Says it’s "an old wives’ story" that Margaret Thatcher told George H.W. Bush not to go wobbly.
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Says wrestling was a favorite sport of Abraham Lincoln.
"Agriculture has always required a significant workforce from abroad."
Abraham Lincoln "visited and some say even danced in (the Ohio Senate) chamber."
The state budget proposal has been submitted "on time and [it's] the earliest that a governor has done so in over two decades."
Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
Says during George W. Bush’s administration "we were losing millions of jobs per month," while under Barack Obama we have "three years of gaining hundreds of thousands of jobs per month."
Under Barack Obama, the U.S. now has the "lowest workforce since (President Jimmy) Carter."
"Taxes are lower on families than they've been probably in the last 50 years."
Says Obama is only president in history who has deliberately removed the words "endowed by their Creator" when referring to the Declaration of Independence.
Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."
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