Statements about Economy

"Tourism accounts for 439,000 jobs in the state of Ohio, and visitors spend $36 billion annually."

Says President Obama's decision to not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline meant "we were denied the ability immediately to reduce prices at the pump."

"Our rainy day fund has gone from 89 cents to $240 million."

"We were the No. 1 job creator in America in February and we are now the No. 4 job creator in the last year."

Sherrod Brown opposed blocking a new EPA emissions rule, "despite acknowledging that the EPA's cap-and-trade regulations are ‘burdensome’ and could harm economic growth in Ohio."

"New business startups are at the lowest levels in 30 years."

There are "850,000 Ohio jobs tied to the auto industry."

"When Marcy Kaptur brought home $42 million for new manufacturing jobs, Dennis Kucinich voted 'no'."

Says unemployment would be at 10 percent if people who have quit looking for work were included in federal labor force calculations.

Says Ohio has 77 job training programs spread across 13 state agencies.

"More than one in five of veterans aged 20 to 24 can’t find a job to support their family or to ease the transition to civilian life."

"The top 10 most well-paid CEOs in America received a combined $770 million in 2010, while the average American worker’s wage rose just 2 percent."

"More than a quarter of mortgage borrowers are underwater, and 11 percent of all homes are vacant."

Says federal spending has increased 21 percent over the past three years.

"We are now eighth in the nation in job creation . . . we are No. 1 in the Midwest."  

"Eighty percent of all U.S. communities depend solely on trucks to deliver and supply the products sold in stores or ordered online."

"We have the second highest corporate tax rate among our trading partners."

Says unemployment in Ohio "is significantly higher than the unemployment rate in states which are not forced union states and it’s always been that way."

Says that Sen. Sherrod Brown is "out there egging on a lot of these protesters who are spitting on policemen and going to the bathroom on policemen’s cars at these protests on Wall Street and other places." 

"One-third of our college grads leave Ohio within three years."

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