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The Koch brothers are "the richest people in the world. Individually, they're only fifth. Put them together they're the richest in the world."
Says he "forced Washington to open up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling."
Says President Barack Obama’s approval rating "gained 3 points in the last couple months."
"The president won the youth vote 3 to 1, but his numbers have dropped 20, 30 percent among the youth."
"When I talk about (raising the) minimum wage ... half of Republicans agree with it."
"The (Russian) ruble is already going down."
"Fewer black and Latino men participate in the labor force, compared to young white men."
"Our economy (in Louisiana) has grown 50 percent faster than the national GDP, even since the national recession."
North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis would let insurance companies "deny coverage for pre-existing conditions."
"Americans work way more than an average of industrialized countries around the world."
"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."
Women "make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns."
"For the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s No. 1 place to invest; America is."
"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.
Under President Barack Obama, "We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978."
"The minimum wage is mostly an entry-level wage for young people."
Marijuana today is "genetically modified," with THC levels that "far surpass the marijuana" of the 1970s.
"Thanks in part to our all-of-the-above strategy for American energy," the United States generates "more natural gas than anybody."
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
"If you have a job in this country, (there's a) 97 percent chance that you're not going to be in poverty."
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