Statements about Economy

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."

The 2011 Rebuild America Jobs Act "would have cost the average American family $1,000 a year while making no significant impact to fix our infrastructure and roads."

"I co-sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act" for transportation and infrastructure.

Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."

The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.

"Since the governor took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in three years."

The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."

"The nearly six-year delay in approving Keystone is costing Americans more than 100,000 jobs."

The wages of about 60,562 state and local government employees would be affected if the minimum wage is increased to $10.10 in Georgia, for a combined cost to taxpayers of more than $164 million annually.  

The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."

"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."

"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."

All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."  

"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.

Under Gov. Scott Walker, "employer confidence now stands at 95 percent," compared to "only 10 percent" at the end of the "Gov. Jim Doyle-Mary Burke administration."  

In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."

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