Statements about Economy

"Unemployment has fallen from 10 percent during the president’s first year in office to 8.5 percent today."

Savannah is home to "the fastest-growing port in the nation."

Siemens has been unable to fill approximately 200 skilled trade positions in metro Atlanta.

"The latest unemployment numbers have shown that nearly 315,000 Americans have simply given up hope when it comes to finding a job."

"If our recovery were more typical of the postwar era . . . we would have 14 million more jobs today."

"This is the worst jobs recovery since the Great Depression."

Ben Bernanke has been the most "inflationary" chairman in the history of the Federal Reserve.

"The U.S. won't default, because default means that you don't pay your creditors. And it takes about 10 percent of the money that's coming in right now" to pay interest to bondholders.

If today's economy was rebounding at the rate of the "Reagan recovery," it would have created the equivalent of 25 million new jobs and raised federal revenue by $800 billion a year.

The U.S. has "47 million people on food stamps. That’s 14 million more than when the current occupant of the White House took over."

"Since President Obama took office, gas prices have gone up 67 percent."

"The economy we preside over today is better than the one we inherited."

State governments have little ability to stimulate job growth in the short run.

The economic impact of Atlanta's 2000 Super Bowl was $292 million.

"Roy Barnes proclaimed Mexican workers good for Georgia."

Roy Barnes "made Georgia dead last in education" and Georgia "led the nation in job losses."

Horse racing could boost Georgia's economy by $1 billion a year and create 10,000 to 20,000 jobs.

Clayton County has employed 1,300 people over the past seven months through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

When Roy Barnes was governor, "Georgia created 235,000 jobs."

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