Statements about States
As governor of Massachusetts, "Romney reduced unemployment to just 4.7 percent."
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average."
Massachusetts under Gov. Mitt Romney initially ranked last among states in job growth, but by the end of his governorship, "we were in the middle of the pack."
Under Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts ranked "47th in job creation."
"Just on Jan. 1 of this year, there were 40,000 new laws put on the books in one day."
"Rhode Island’s exports have increased by 53 percent in the last two years."
"While the country’s economy was battered, nine states with no income tax actually grew jobs from 2001 to 2010."
"On most things except witch trials, Virginia will always have been first."
"This is the only state in the country that bypassed the General Assembly to authorize [in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants]."
Says when New Jersey adopted guaranteed coverage and cost provisions without a mandate individual health insurance market rates "doubled or tripled" and enrollment dropped from 180,000 people to 80,000 people.
"There are a lot of casinos across the country that have gone bankrupt."
PIP fraud is "$1 billion in fraud."
"Rhode Island is the only state where officers at state-supported [colleges] carry out their duties unarmed."
"In some communities, for $10,000 worth of (PIP) coverage it’s $1,500 a year."
Rhode Island has the "the second-most heavily deployed National Guard in the United States."
Says 21,000 Wisconsin residents got jobs in 2011, but "18,000 of them" were in other states.
Without U.S. Senate action, Texas will have more federal judicial vacancies this year than any other state.
After Arizona banned smoking in "all public places" in 2007, "admissions for acute myocardial infarction … stroke, asthma, [and] angina decreased following the implementation of the ban."
"If you look at states that are right to work, they constantly do not have budget deficits and they have very good business climates."
"The Obama administration ... would impose on every Catholic institution, every Jewish institution, every Protestant institution the Obamacare standard of what you have to buy as insurance."
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