Statements about Economy

"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.

"Two-thirds of the people who receive the minimum wage are female."

"Wisconsin wages are declining at double the rate of other states."

"Manufacturing wages today in America on a per-hour basis are actually a bit lower than average wages in the economy as a whole."

"Wisconsin now ranks among the top 10 states for out-migration."  

"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."

Florida's revenue "is growing at a faster rate than almost any state in the country."

After hiring a campaign manager in 2006, "I got this $100 and something fee ... for hazardous materials."  

Broward County’s unemployment rate of 5.3 percent is "the lowest in Florida."

Women "are still paid 82 cents for every dollar a man earns in Texas."

"The majority support (raising) the minimum wage."

"The average family (is) now bringing home $4,000 less than they did just five years ago."

"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."

The economic "turnaround started at the end of my term."

Under a bill before the legislature, "you’d have to go to court to fire an employee."

"When I talk about (raising the) minimum wage ... half of Republicans agree with it."

Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin "unemployment's up" from 4.8% to 6.2%  

"(Mary) Burke was a senior member of the Doyle administration that left Wisconsin with 130,000 fewer jobs."

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