Statements about Income

"If you are born poor in America, we rank ninth or tenth in our citizens’ ability to climb up through that ladder and get themselves into the middle class."

Employees in "workplace freedom" states make more money

"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."

"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."

 "Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."

"Over the last few decades, the income of the top 1 percent grew by more than 275 percent -- to an average of $1.3 million a year."

"The top 1 percent (of income earners) paid 36.7 percent (of the taxes).  ... The top 50 percent pay 97.7 percent."  

"The top 10 most well-paid CEOs in America received a combined $770 million in 2010, while the average American worker’s wage rose just 2 percent."

Every 1 percent increase in the number of Ohioans with bachelor’s degrees "means economic activity growing the next year and for each year thereafter (by) $2.5 billion dollars."

Says that Wall Street hedge fund managers "pay a lower tax rate than does a sheet metal worker in Parma or a school teacher in Cleveland."

"Ohio currently ranks 50th out of all states in income growth."

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