2012 R.I. Senate Debate
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from 2012 Rhode Island Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Barry Hinckley (12)
- Sheldon Whitehouse (9)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Rhode Island Senate debates:
- Examiner.com coverage, by Kelly Cabral, of Oct. 23 debate
- WPRI Eyewitness News coverage, by Nancy Krause, of Oct. 23 debate
- Boston Globe coverage of debate at Rhode Island College, Oct. 24, 2012
| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Barry Hinckley: Our children have to pay back the debt; it's a train wreck.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Grow the economy from the middle class out.
Barry Hinckley: Make R.I. the most attractive place to do business.
Barry Hinckley: Cut the business tax rate from 35% to 20%.
Barry Hinckley: Give a grant to every family to choose school.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Extend "Race to the Top" to middle school.
Barry Hinckley: Reduce foreign aid; robust American military presence abroad.
Barry Hinckley: End foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Traditional internationalist and support of Israel.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Overturn Citizens United; it undid 100 years of regulations.
Barry Hinckley: ObamaCare is an example of government gone wild.
Barry Hinckley: Voucher program provides Medicare choice.
Barry Hinckley: RI 50th in business friendliness, causing high unemployment.
Principles & Values|
Barry Hinckley: Extreme partisanship is killing this country.
Barry Hinckley: Hire actuaries to bring system into line, not politicians.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Protect and defend Social Security.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Life without Social Security would be unimaginably worse.
Barry Hinckley: Lower rates for families, lower rates for businesses.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Tax code is broken, but flat tax is a lousy idea.
Sheldon Whitehouse: $2T in new revenues, and $2T in cuts, to balance budget.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Create new infrastructure to renew economy.
The above quotations are from 2012 R.I. Senate Debate.
Page last edited: Nov 03, 2012