Statements about Economy

Says that as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney "condemned coal-fired plants, saying they kill people."

Claims Joe Biden said "coal is more dangerous than terrorists." 

Says Josh Mandel bet against Ohio families

"Under the Obama administration’s bailout of General Motors, Ohio dealerships were forced to close."

"Mike Dovilla’s big ideas like expanding the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, which helped bring films like ‘The Avengers’ to Cleveland, have helped make our state No. 1 in the Midwest for job creation."

"Eighty out of 82 counties in Ohio ... have an auto manufacturing facility."

"The state of Ohio has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation right now and is leading the pack in terms of job creation."

"Fireworks have never been safer, and their use continues to increase each year."

"Over the last few decades, the income of the top 1 percent grew by more than 275 percent -- to an average of $1.3 million a year."

Obama has "racked up more debt than any president in history — over $5 trillion."

Says that under President Obama, there’s been a substantial increase in federal government jobs.  

Sherrod Brown "gave huge bonuses to executives."

"Giving the facts:  73,000 jobs created ... since '11.  Do you know how many direct jobs in the auto industry?  1,800."

"The region I represent, both currently and in the future, has more automotive plants than the entire state of California."

"Water transportation is the most fuel efficient, least polluting, safest, and least expensive means of moving cargo."

Says Josh Mandel opposed federal loans to the auto industry.

Says that President Obama promised that with the stimulus plan, "unemployment would never go above 8 percent. He even said it would be 6 percent by now."

Says that Rep. Betty Sutton "would rather riot with Occupy (Wall Street) than stand up for Ohio families."

Says excessive speculation is pushing up oil prices and a recent report estimates it "adds 56 cents to every gallon of gasoline siphoned from the pump."

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

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