Statements about Economy

"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."  

"Social Security was advocated … in the 1930s as a way of getting people to quit working, because they thought we were confined to a permanent scarcity of jobs in this country."

"Right now, we only keep 50 percent of Georgia Tech's graduates."

"The CBO’s latest report confirms what Republicans have been saying for years now. Under Obamacare, millions of hardworking Americans will lose their jobs."

"The CBO now says the president's health care law will cut the number of full-time jobs in the United States by 2.3 million by 2021."

"Since I took office in January 2011, we have created 11,100 Rhode Island-based jobs."

Virginia is "the No. 1 recipient of federal dollars."

Says President Barack Obama "spent nearly a trillion dollars on make-work government jobs."

"For the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s No. 1 place to invest; America is."

"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.

"Last month, more Americans stopped looking for a job than found one."

There is "more oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly 20 years."

During the past four years, "average wages have barely budged."

Under President Barack Obama, "We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978."

The average Georgia family makes $6,000 less than the average family did 10 years ago when inflation is factored in.

"We’ve had the private sector more than double the investment that was made by the public sector" at Quonset Business Park.

"(M)ore Georgians have jobs than at any other time since October 2008."

"For the first time in nearly two decades, we produce more oil here in the United States than we buy from the rest of the world."

During the lead-up to the American Revolutionary War, "some guy in Boston got his head blown off because he tried to secretly raise the tax on tea."

"The median male worker in this country has not seen a raise, inflation adjusted, for 30 years, basically."

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