Statements about Jobs
Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.
"Every month, we get the reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that say even more people have given up looking for work."
According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.
Unemployment in Texas has risen over two percentage points with Rick Perry as governor.
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
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 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 if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent.
Says under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts was 47th in job creation.
Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.
"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded ObamaCare will cost the U.S. more than 800,000 jobs."
"A hundred percent of all the jobs lost during the recession have been reclaimed in Texas … while the nation is at about 36 percent."
Says local Texas chambers of commerce were granted exemptions from paying property taxes on their headquarter properties.
Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.
"If Congress does not pass the renewal of the payroll tax cut before the end of the year, nearly 160 million working families will see their taxes go up by roughly $1,000."
Says that according to one economist, $1 of unemployment benefits boosts the economy by $1.61.
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