Statements about Economy

Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."

Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.

Says Texas economy is about 30 percent larger than Australia’s.

Says Texas has the 15th largest economy in the world.

Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."

"We’re seeing now 30 straight months of private-sector job growth, 4.6 million jobs created."

Says Mitt Romney told university students in Ohio that to start a business, they should "borrow money if you have to from your parents."  

Says Milken Institute rated San Antonio as nation’s top-performing local economy.

Says that when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, federal spending as a share of the Gross Domestic Product leapt from 18.2 percent in 2001 to 25.2 percent in 2009 -- the largest such increase in any eight-year period since World War II. 

Says our national debt is greater than our gross domestic product.

Says Texas is 1st in business climate, 49th in education.

Says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps.

Says Milken Institute rated San Antonio as nation’s top-performing local economy.

Says if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent.

Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.

Lloyd Doggett "made millions off companies like Bank of America while they took taxpayer bailout money."

"Over the history of Austin, it’s always gotten more expensive."

"6.4 million more Americans living in poverty under President Obama."

Says Barack Obama has played over 90 rounds of golf as president.

"A hundred percent of all the jobs lost during the recession have been reclaimed in Texas … while the nation is at about 36 percent."

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