Statements about Jobs
After hiring a campaign manager in 2006, "I got this $100 and something fee ... for hazardous materials."
Under a bill before the legislature, "you’d have to go to court to fire an employee."
"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."
"The Republican leadership in the House has refused to address the issues that matter the most to Rhode Island, such as passing a jobs bill."
Of minimum wage workers in Rhode Island "only 14 percent serve as sole income earner for their family."
"Since I took office in January 2011, we have created 11,100 Rhode Island-based jobs."
"We’ve had the private sector more than double the investment that was made by the public sector" at Quonset Business Park.
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
Economic Development Commission Executive Director Keith Stokes "sent me a letter and he said the taxpayers will never be on the hook for these bonds" for 38 Studios.
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
"By voting to approve [Question 1], we can . . . save 900 jobs" at Twin River.
"When President Obama took office, we were losing 700,000 jobs a month. Now we've had job growth, I think, for 24 consecutive months."
In June 2012 "we actually had more people go on Social Security Disability [85,000] ... than the 80,000 jobs that were created."
"Unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a Republican gov. in 2010"
Women "earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same position."
Most tips left at Dunkin’ Donuts don’t go to employees.
"If you put the $47 billion in revenue (raised over 10 years by the Buffett rule) into infrastructure you could create 611,000 infrastructure jobs."
"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."
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