Statements about Jobs
In the latest jobs numbers Wisconsin "ranked third in the Midwest."
"Wisconsin’s dead last in Midwest job growth."
Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."
"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."
Says a $12.5 million incentive deal she approved for Abbott Laboratories contained "strong protections for taxpayers if job creation goals were not met."
Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."
Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."
"As Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary, Mary Burke spent $12.5 million dollars to buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin" and had laid off 800 workers.
"We in this state saw more job creation in the last three years since I've been governor than you saw in the whole eight years of Doyle’s time as governor."
A statewide poll showing 76 percent support and other surveys are a "strong indicator" of broad public support in Milwaukee County for a $10.10 minimum wage
The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.
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."
"This generation, on average, is starting their careers, if they’ve been to a four-year college, with just under $30,000 in debt."
Says Gov. Scott Walker "has made Wisconsin 2nd in the nation in losing jobs."
"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."
Welcome to Wisconsin road signs have "always been made in Wisconsin," but Scott Walker "is outsourcing them" to an out-of-state company and "paying more money for them."
40 percent of illegal immigrants "had a visa and then became illegal," mostly because "they changed jobs."
"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."
"Typical minimum wage earners in America are teenagers living with their parents in middle class families."
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