Statements about Economy

Sen. Jeff Merkley "voted six times for more debt."

Says Marilinda Garcia supports "$150 billion in new taxes."

"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."  

The cost of "college education has gone up 1,200 percent since 1978."

"The music industry is the biggest export from Africa after oil and gas."

"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."

"It's been 17 years that we've had unemployment higher than the national average in Oregon."

Rhode Island's state pension system "underperformed the median three out of the four years that Mr. [Frank] Caprio was in office."

Oregon’s "three largest employers, and 13 of the top 25, are health care providers."

The state of New York is the "worst in the nation in economic recovery."

Russia "has an economy the size of Italy."  

Oregon "is the most trade-dependent state in the nation"

"We've recovered (from the recession) faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth."  

"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

Under Gov. Tom Corbett, "Pennsylvania ranks 49th in job creation."

The number of jobs created and people lifted out of poverty during Bill Clinton’s presidency was "a hundred times" what it was under President Ronald Reagan.

Says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that "if the workers are more insecure, that's very healthy for the society" because "they'll serve the masters gladly and passively."

Says Charlie Crist "voted against raising the minimum wage."

"Perdue mismanaged Pillowtex, and nearly 8,000 people got laid off."

"Although the governor doubled the beach fees . . . all the money, as we found out, is all going to an out-of-state company. The state isn't even getting the money for that."

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