Statements about Economy

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."

"Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives."

"Economic inequality in Multnomah County has a face -- and a name. It has 90,000 faces and names -- the number of county residents who are still unemployed, or underemployed, in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street crash."

Dan Branch "once lobbied for the AFL-CIO."

The CBO says that if you raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, "half a million people would lose their jobs."

The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."

If you work 40 hours a week at the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, "you get out of poverty."

Says Rick Scott’s record on jobs includes Florida "ranked 2nd in the nation in long-term unemployment."

"Every single one of the 41 Republican senators who just blocked a raise in the minimum wage will receive a $2,800 cost-of-living adjustment on January 1, 2015."

"On (Tom) Wolf’s watch, taxes were high, killing 100,000 PA jobs."

"The average minimum wage worker is 35 years old."

Dave Brat "worked on Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine’s Council of Economic Advisors while Kaine tried to raise our taxes by over $1 billion."

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