Statements about Economy

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."

"In 2013 we had the largest, the best, private sector job growth we’ve had in this state since the 1990s."

"Over 300K home owner suicides attributed to foreclosures."

"In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns."

Women are paid 77 cents for every $1 men get for the same work.

"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."

"On average, women make 77 cents for every dollar men make."

"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."

Says the Koch brothers want to "protect tax cuts for companies that ship our jobs overseas."

"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."

"Of all the jobs President Obama claims to have created since he started, only 38.5 percent are women. So 61.5 percent have gone to men."

"Who will raising the minimum wage actually help? … More than half work full-time. The average worker is 35 years old."

Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.

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