Statements about Economy
The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.
All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."
"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.
Under Gov. Scott Walker, "employer confidence now stands at 95 percent," compared to "only 10 percent" at the end of the "Gov. Jim Doyle-Mary Burke administration."
"In 2013 we had the largest, the best, private sector job growth we’ve had in this state since the 1990s."
"In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns."
"Wisconsin wages are declining at double the rate of other states."
"Wisconsin now ranks among the top 10 states for out-migration."
Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin "unemployment's up" from 4.8% to 6.2%
"(Mary) Burke was a senior member of the Doyle administration that left Wisconsin with 130,000 fewer jobs."
"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."
"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."
"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."
Under President Obama’s health-care reforms, the premium for "an average plan for a family didn't go down by $2,500 per year, it's gone up about $2,500 per year."
"We are experiencing the worst economic recovery America has ever had."
"The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined."
"The nine-day deer hunt contributes more than $1.3 billion in revenue to the state of Wisconsin."
Says Gov. Scott Walker has dropped Wisconsin "to 45th in the nation in job growth prospects while campaigning for president out of state."
"Wisconsin ranks No. 2 in economic growth", according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
"We’re 49th in the United States in new businesses created."
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