Statements about Economy
Says "Every legislative district in the state has at least one craft brewery and countless home brewers."
Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."
Says that in 2011, Oregon had "the second fastest growing economy in the nation."
Says Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies than Oregon and "one of the most obvious differences is they've invested in their schools."
Unemployment among Oregon high school graduates aged 18 to 20 increased more than 200 percent from 2008 to 2011, while the U.S. average increased only 30 percent.
"Oregon’s per capita income is 9 percent below the national average and getting worse. This is a state that’s actually getting poorer."
Says there's $4 billion in private investment along the streetcar.
"Creating 25 jobs in Umatilla County has the same impact as 500 jobs in the metro region."
Says more Republicans than Democrats voted for the Wall Street bailouts.
John Kitzhaber created 128,000 new jobs while governor.
Says David Wu has presided over "137 months" in which "Oregon's unemployment rate has been above the national average."
Says Scott Bruun supports "cutting the Department of Commerce and eliminating NOAA."
Says with the ongoing economic downturn, child abuse is on the rise.
"Under Gov. Kitzhaber, unemployment rose 65 percent, state spending went up 57 percent and personal incomes declined compared to the rest of the country."
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