Statements about Economy

Some "20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent of their pensions" as a result of "political favoritism and backroom deals."

"If you are born poor in America, we rank ninth or tenth in our citizens’ ability to climb up through that ladder and get themselves into the middle class."

Ohio’s lost more jobs in March than any other state in the nation.

"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."

The national debt is "larger than our entire annual economy."

"Under Gov. Kasich, Ohio wages have increased by $10.3 billion."

"Ohio is doing better right now than the national average on all the (economic) numbers."

Says Ohio’s economic recovery "started in February 2010."

"Fourteen million Americans' mortgages are greater than the value of their homes."

Agriculture "is the strongest industry in Ohio."

Says food stamp growth, while high, lagged the rise in unemployment.

"In the past year alone, Ohio businesses have created more jobs than almost every other state in the country."

Budget analysts say the looming tax hikes and spending cuts would  "take us into a recession and kill jobs."

"There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs."

"6,400 Ohioans ... lost manufacturing jobs in the month of September."

Says Gov. John  Kasich incorrectly claimed Ohio’s economy was 38th in the nation when he took office. "We were sixth in the nation in terms of economic job growth."

"Sherrod Brown supported President Obama's $453 billion tax increase."

"We're up 123,000 jobs over the last year and three-quarters. We're actually, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, down 500 ... auto jobs in Ohio."

"Since President Obama took office, over 88,000 Ohio workers have lost their jobs."

"We've got 7.2 percent unemployment (in Ohio), but when you include the folks who have stopped looking for work, it's actually over 10 percent."

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