Statements about Jobs

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

On delaying a health care mandate on business.

"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%  

Says "Bill Clinton and George Bush both say build the Keystone XL."

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

"Fewer black and Latino men participate in the labor force, compared to young white men."

"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."  

"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."

"Two-thirds of the people who start out in minimum wage are above the minimum wage within a year."

"The Republican leadership in the House has refused to address the issues that matter the most to Rhode Island, such as passing a jobs bill."

"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."  

"Nonpartisan government analysts say Obamacare will cost our economy up to 2.5 million jobs."

Of minimum wage workers in Rhode Island "only 14 percent serve as sole income earner for their family."  

"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."  

Businesses "will be required to certify to the IRS – under penalty of perjury – that Obamacare was not a motivating factor" for cutting staff.

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

"Americans work way more than an average of industrialized countries around the world."

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

"If you have a union job, you're making on average $950 a week. If you have a non-union job, you're making $750 a week."

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