Statements about Economy

President Obama campaign surrogate Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley "acknowledged that we are not better off than we were four years ago."

Gov. Bill Haslam is "making our Economic Development department Sharia compliant" by hiring a woman "who specializes in Sharia compliance. That’s what her job is."

Says Mitt Romney has said "we don't need 'more firemen, more policemen, more teachers.' "

Says her congressional district has 10,000 medical-device industry jobs and 1,000 will be lost because of health-care law tax.

 The United States has experienced "40 straight months of unemployment at 8 percent or higher."

"Personal income is growing faster in Tennessee on average than any other state in the country."

"In 2011, there were more than 28,000 new Tennessee jobs created and over $4 billion in capital investment. Our Jobs4TN plan is working."

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