Statements about Economy
Georgia loses "millions of dollars of revenue because people go out of state to buy fireworks."
"Under Gov. Kasich, Ohio wages have increased by $10.3 billion."
"There are 3 million jobs available in America that are not filled because too many of our people don’t have the skills for those jobs."
"Super Bowl L by everybody's estimation is a $500 million economic impact to the state of Florida."
"There are 3.6 million jobs sitting vacant, in part because there aren’t enough qualified applicants to fill them."
"Over the last 20 years, the world has changed. It used to be that one could make a career out of working for one company. Today, the average worker stays at his or her job for barely four years."
A "legacy of taxing and borrowing … crippled the economy we inherited two years ago."
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
Says the federal government is earning more tax revenue now "than any other time."
Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."
"Our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012."
"After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three."
"Ohio is doing better right now than the national average on all the (economic) numbers."
Says "the area damaged by Hurricane Sandy represents roughly 10 percent of our nation's economy."
Under President Barack Obama, "8.3 (million) fewer Americans are working today than there were four years ago."
Says Virginia economic development officials "decided they didn’t want to bid on" his company's electric automobile plant.
Says Ohio’s economic recovery "started in February 2010."
"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."
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