Statements about Jobs
"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."
Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law
"We got [the Quonset Business Park] for free and we’re getting zero dollars out of it into the state coffers … other than the fact that it produces the jobs."
"[If] you apply for a job, the chances are 1 in 7 that you are going to be denied that job unfairly if everybody is forced to use E-Verify."
"Roughly 25% of RI has a criminal record"
Unemployment and the housing and auto industry crises can be fixed by giving a million dollars to every worker over age 50 to retire.
"The law, right now, permits companies that close down American factories and offices and move those jobs overseas to take a tax deduction for the costs associated with moving the jobs to China or India or wherever."
"In Rhode Island, there were thousands of jobs that were created" by the federal stimulus program
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