Statements about Economy

"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."

The state of New York is the "worst in the nation in economic recovery."

Russia "has an economy the size of Italy."  

"We've recovered (from the recession) faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth."  

Under Gov. Tom Corbett, "Pennsylvania ranks 49th in job creation."

The number of jobs created and people lifted out of poverty during Bill Clinton’s presidency was "a hundred times" what it was under President Ronald Reagan.

Says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that "if the workers are more insecure, that's very healthy for the society" because "they'll serve the masters gladly and passively."

The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."

"The nearly six-year delay in approving Keystone is costing Americans more than 100,000 jobs."

"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."

"By the time I left" the State Department, "economic growth was up and opium production was down" in Afghanistan, while "infant mortality declined" and school enrollment rose by more than sevenfold.

"Sen. McConnell says it's not his job to bring jobs to Kentucky."

New carbon regulations will increase electric bills by "$17 billion every year" and "potentially put an average of 224,000 more people out of work every year."

"For every one job created under the Obama administration, 75 people went on food stamps."

"Today, the five largest financial institutions are 38 percent bigger than they were back in 2008, when they were too big to fail."

If you work 40 hours a week at the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, "you get out of poverty."

"Every single one of the 41 Republican senators who just blocked a raise in the minimum wage will receive a $2,800 cost-of-living adjustment on January 1, 2015."

"On (Tom) Wolf’s watch, taxes were high, killing 100,000 PA jobs."

"The average minimum wage worker is 35 years old."

"Over 300K home owner suicides attributed to foreclosures."

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