Statements about Economy
"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."
"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."
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