Statements about Economy

Says the Koch brothers want to "protect tax cuts for companies that ship our jobs overseas."

"Who will raising the minimum wage actually help? … More than half work full-time. The average worker is 35 years old."

"The average family (is) now bringing home $4,000 less than they did just five years ago."

"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."

"Nonpartisan government analysts say Obamacare will cost our economy up to 2.5 million jobs."

Says President Barack Obama "spent nearly a trillion dollars on make-work government jobs."

"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.

"Last month, more Americans stopped looking for a job than found one."

There is "more oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly 20 years."

During the past four years, "average wages have barely budged."

Under President Barack Obama, "We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978."

"For the first time in nearly two decades, we produce more oil here in the United States than we buy from the rest of the world."

"If you have a job in this country, (there's a) 97 percent chance that you're not going to be in poverty."

"There are many studies that indicate" that the longer people get unemployment insurance, "it provides some disincentive to work."

"Our economy still has three people looking for every job (opening)."

"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."

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