Statements about Workers
When it comes to jobless workers, "Mitt Romney says he likes to fire people."
Says "Bruce Starr voted to throw 6,000 Oregonians off unemployment."
The state government workforce grew when Tim Kaine was governor.
Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
Unemployment among Oregon high school graduates aged 18 to 20 increased more than 200 percent from 2008 to 2011, while the U.S. average increased only 30 percent.
As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."
Women "earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same position."
Says, "Less than half of all states have legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, despite the fact that LGBT Americans report employment discrimination and unemployment at much higher rates than the U.S. average."
Virginia women earn "only 79 cents to each dollar earned by men..."
Most tips left at Dunkin’ Donuts don’t go to employees.
"In Galveston, Texas, they have allowed people to privatize part of their Social Security. And people are building wealth."
Says new figures he released showing Wisconsin job gains for 2011 are "the final job numbers."
Says Gov. Scott Walker is "cooking the books" by releasing numbers "he just dreamed up" that show Wisconsin gained jobs in 2011.
Says Democratic recall opponent Mahlon Mitchell sent a letter "encouraging folks to boycott more than 100 companies."
Says Gov. Scott Walker said "no to equal pay for equal work for women."
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
Says he "is the only candidate in the race for Clackamas County Chair who will refuse to join the Public Employees Retirement System."
Says Gov. Scott Walker "has caused Wisconsin to lose more jobs than any other state in the country."
The Wisconsin law repealed by Republicans, which allowed discriminated workers to sue in state court, "was kind of a gravy train" for lawyers.
"About 230,000 people that were on unemployment when I took office are not on unemployment now."
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