Statements about Economy
Says the success of his economic agenda is supported by the fact "we went from unemployment at 9.2 percent when I decided to run for governor four years ago to two points lower."
"Rhode Island has a [inmate] recidivism rate of over 60 percent."
Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."
"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."
"Nearly 6 out of 10 believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people in the U.S."
Says Americans "invented ‘Pong,’ ‘Space Invaders’ and the iPhone."
"The average student comes out of college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt."
My office is about a 300-step walk to the governor's office.
Since Gina Raimondo took office, investment fees on the state's pension portfolio "have gone up from about $12 million annually to about $50 million."
"With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."
The federal government could save $500 million annually by circulating $1 coins instead of $1 bills.
"We are already almost halfway to our 2010 goal of creating 700,000 new jobs in seven years."
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
Ohio’s lost more jobs in March than any other state in the nation.
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
In just six years, Georgia has dropped from first in the nation from a business-friendly legal climate to 24th.
"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."
Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."
"Most state employees did not receive any pay raise from 2009 to 2012."
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