Statements about Economy

"US: Change in Income, 2009-13. Top 1%: +31.4%. Bottom 99%: +0.4%."

"A quarter of our workers make $18,000 per year."

"Florida has experienced positive job growth for 39 consecutive months."

The United States is "behind many countries in Europe in terms of the ability of every kid in America to get ahead."

Under President Obama’s health-care reforms, the premium for "an average plan for a family didn't go down by $2,500 per year, it's gone up about $2,500 per year."

"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."

"We are experiencing the worst economic recovery America has ever had."

"The CBO just said if we cut this (unemployment benefits) extension, we will kill jobs, because those people who are looking for work won't have any money to spend."

"One-third of all bank tellers (are) on public assistance."

"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."

"The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined."

Says Vladimir Putin said, "President Obama and his fellow Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy."

The minimum wage "in real terms right now is below where it was when Harry Truman was in office."

"The nine-day deer hunt contributes more than $1.3 billion in revenue to the state of Wisconsin."

"The economy bled $24 billion" due to the government shutdown.

"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."

Says Gov. Scott Walker has dropped Wisconsin "to 45th in the nation in job growth prospects while campaigning for president out of state."

"Only 25 percent of what people buy is subject to Rhode Island’s sales tax."

"No one in the country has ever built a brand new sports facility and created this kind of development at the same time."

The United States "has never been richer, if you look at per capita GDP."

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