Statements about States
A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.
"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."
"Unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a Republican gov. in 2010"
The Wisconsin Retirement System for public employees is "a self-funded pension plan" and "it’s the money of the workers’ that funds it."
Says Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget is "the biggest spending budget in the history of the state of New Jersey. It is the largest in the nation at this point in time."
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ... (had) more debt per person than any other state in the country."
"As Governor: Romney did not keep public safety funding in line with inflation."
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."
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