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"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."
Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."
"There are many studies that indicate" that the longer people get unemployment insurance, "it provides some disincentive to work."
"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."
"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."
"In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all the other presidents."
Says Tom Cotton "voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system."
"Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion."
Due to Obamacare, Arkansas "has covered almost 14 percent of its uninsured already."
"Health insurance is more expensive in Massachusetts than anywhere else in the country."
Says Mike Enzi is "getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACs. That's more than any senator of either party."
"The vast majority of people in this country are keeping their (health insurance) plan."
Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans "can get health insurance for what may be the equivalent of your cell phone bill."
Emergency rooms account for "2 percent of all health care spending."
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