Statements about Economy

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."

Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."

"By the time I left" the State Department, "economic growth was up and opium production was down" in Afghanistan, while "infant mortality declined" and school enrollment rose by more than sevenfold.

The Chamber of Commerce says new carbon regulations will kill "244,000 jobs a year" and cost average families "$1,200 a year."  

"Only one out of 10 minimum wage workers today are teen age or a young person."

Ken "Block supports Obamacare."

"Sen. McConnell says it's not his job to bring jobs to Kentucky."

New carbon regulations will increase electric bills by "$17 billion every year" and "potentially put an average of 224,000 more people out of work every year."

Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.

Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."

"For every one job created under the Obama administration, 75 people went on food stamps."

I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."

The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."

"Today, the five largest financial institutions are 38 percent bigger than they were back in 2008, when they were too big to fail."

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