Statements about Jobs

"Under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership [Texas] has created more jobs over the last decade than the rest of the states combined."

"The tax on job creating businesses is 35 percent in the United States, second worst in the entire world."

The 2009 stimulus bill "failed to get people back to work."

"If you look at the benefits and wages of recorded federal employees, they far outstrip the market rates of the private sector."

Under Gov. Bob McDonnell, more jobs have been lost than created in Southside and Southwest Virginia.

"If you take the population growth here in Virginia, we are net zero on job creation since (Bob McDonnell) became governor."

A cap-and-trade bill would "destroy over 50,000 jobs in Virginia."

Since Corey Stewart became chairman in November 2006, unemployment is up 150% and average home price sales are down $150,000.

Ending federal funding for National Public Radio would jeopardize 9,000 jobs.

The GOP budget plan "would cut nearly a million jobs."

"Put simply, less government spending equals more private sector jobs."

Gov. Bob McDonnell in 2010 "did not even create enough jobs to keep pace with population growth" in Virginia. 

"We’ve now gained private sector jobs 12 months in a row."

The stimulus bill "promised to keep unemployment under 8%."

"The American people have endured 21 consecutive months of 9% or higher unemployment [and] 2.6 million jobs have been lost," since the stimulus bill was signed.

Under former President George W. Bush’s administration "while the population in that period grew by 10 percent, the number of jobs in the nation grew by 1 percent."

"It is estimated that every $100 million spent on construction generates 3,000 new jobs."

Virginia ranked 35th in job creation in 2009 under Gov. Tim Kaine, and moved up to third for 2010, while McDonnell has been in office. 

"There hasn't really been a lot of net growth in the federal workforce when you compare it to say, 1990."

The Bush-era tax cuts failed to increase employment and "work-force participation fell in 2001 and has never returned to the record level set in 2000."  

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