It's not unprecedented since WWII
"Today in America, 70 percent of us are earning the same or less than we were 12 years ago, and this is the first time that that has happened this side of World War II."
It's moved sideways more than down
In the United States, we’ve had "12 years in a row of wages declining."
Romney's vague plans include tax cuts across the board
Says Mitt Romney has put forward a plan "that would cut taxes for millionaires while raising them for the middle class."
Only true for state government
"When it comes to what little bit of job creation was happening in Massachusetts (when Mitt Romney was governor), it was happening in the public sector at six times the rate that it was happening in the private sector."
Rate is higher than average, but not in the top 10
Chris Christie has not been "effective at creating jobs … (or have) a record of governing for effectiveness. ...
New Jersey (has) one of the higher unemployment rates in the country at 9.4 percent."
True for 2010, but why stop counting there?
"When it comes to being effective at creating jobs … (Chris Christie has not had) a record of governing for effectiveness. ... Last year, New Jersey created no net new jobs."
The most ... out of 35 states
Says Rick Perry of Texas was "the governor who relied most on stimulus funds to close his state’s budget deficit in 2010."
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