Statements about Economy

A "legacy of taxing and borrowing … crippled the economy we inherited two years ago."

"Our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012."

Under Charlie Crist, Florida lost 825,000 jobs and the unemployment rate increased from 3.5 percent to 11.1 percent.

"National studies are already showing the negative effects that the health care law is having on businesses and our economy. Businesses across the country are raising their prices … (or) cutting jobs as a result of the added cost."

The significant drop in Florida’s unemployment rate is a good economic sign.

After hearing "the frustrations parents and teachers have with the FCAT," next year "we begin improving our testing system."

The unemployment rate is declining faster in Tampa "than almost anywhere else."

President Obama has "added $4 billion in debt every day."

"About 230,000 people that were on unemployment when I took office are not on unemployment now."

Says Barack Obama's health care law "will be the biggest job-killer ever."

Florida "unemployment has dropped more than 2 percentage points, down from 12 percent to 9.9 percent, the second-largest drop in the nation."

Nevada is No. 1 in unemployment, violent crime, car theft, divorce, robberies and foreclosures.

Tampa is "the strip club capital of the world."

Says the state tax burden per citizen in New York is twice as high as in Florida.

"In the past year, Floridians, not government, created almost 135,000 new private sector jobs. We netted more than 120,000 total jobs in the first 11 months of 2011; the third most of any state in the nation."

"At my first ‘Let’s Get to Work Day’ … we sold out;" more than 240 dozen doughnuts by 8:30 a.m.

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz "denied unemployment went up under Obama."

The United States' regulations "are among the most difficult in the world." 

"Today 46 percent of all Floridians owe more on their home than it is worth."

Says 24 million people in this country "can't find a full-time job," 50 million "can't see a doctor when they're sick," 47 million people need government help to feed themselves and 15 million families owe more than the value of their home.

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