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Says "the area damaged by Hurricane Sandy represents roughly 10 percent of our nation's economy."
Says "how much money the government is collecting from people...in terms of the gross domestic product" is "the lowest in 40, 50 years."
"You see 34 people (are) murdered every single day" by gunfire in America.
"Right now one of our highest job growth sectors is Leisure and Hospitality. We've added jobs that mostly fall within the restaurant and bar sector industry. These are not high-paying jobs, as the U.S. Department of Labor estimates this is an industry sector with the lowest average wages and the lowest proportion of its workforce earning minimum or subminimum wage jobs."
Says "the number of Americans living at or below the poverty line is at its highest level since" 1964.
"For the first time in history, the share of the national popular vote margin is smaller than the Latino vote margin."
"We’ve outdrawn the Super Bowl for a little while now in the arenas and stadiums that we’ve followed them in for the Super Bowl. We’ve gone in after [the NFL] and surpassed their ticket sales."
"In 2011, our state-run lottery funded New Jersey classrooms by over $930 million."
Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars."
"Every American now is $51,000 in debt. That’s money I owe, that’s money my children owe before they even go to kindergarten, that’s their check to the federal government right now."
"There’s 21 congressmen and senators that have been convicted of felonies that still get their retirement, even in jail. They don’t have to wait until they’re 65."
"Now remember, property taxes went up 70 percent in the 10 years before I became governor."
Says Chris Christie created "this new category where you could get laid off and just be totally denied unemployment benefits forever."
Says Paul Ryan’s budget would turn Medicare into a "voucher."
Says the United States has the "highest corporate tax rate in the world."
Says Republicans "have declared that they’re going to convert the Medicare program into a voucher program."
"We've got the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
Says Jon Corzine "gave away 14 percent raises over 4 years and he stood on the front steps of the Capitol at a public-sector union rally and said, 'I will fight to get you a great contract.’"
Says Chris Christie "has refused to fund pensions by billions of dollars," and got legislative approval to begin "properly funding pensions" in 2018.
Says state Sen. Paul Sarlo "said in February on NJTV, ‘there will be no tax increases in this budget’" and "voted the other night in the Senate Budget Committee to raise income taxes $800 million."
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