Statements about Economy

"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."

The economic "turnaround started at the end of my term."

Under a bill before the legislature, "you’d have to go to court to fire an employee."

"When I talk about (raising the) minimum wage ... half of Republicans agree with it."

Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin "unemployment's up" from 4.8% to 6.2%  

"(Mary) Burke was a senior member of the Doyle administration that left Wisconsin with 130,000 fewer jobs."

"The (Russian) ruble is already going down."

"Fewer black and Latino men participate in the labor force, compared to young white men."

"We have more women living in poverty in this state than almost anywhere else."

"Our economy (in Louisiana) has grown 50 percent faster than the national GDP, even since the national recession."

"Chained CPI would save $1 trillion in the second decade off the federal budget debt," a report shows.

"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."  

"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."

The annual gross domestic product of metro Atlanta is "bigger than 28 states in the union."

"Two-thirds of the people who start out in minimum wage are above the minimum wage within a year."

"The Republican leadership in the House has refused to address the issues that matter the most to Rhode Island, such as passing a jobs bill."

"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."  

"Nonpartisan government analysts say Obamacare will cost our economy up to 2.5 million jobs."

Of minimum wage workers in Rhode Island "only 14 percent serve as sole income earner for their family."  

"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."  

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