Statements about Income

"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."

"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."

"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."

"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."

"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."

"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."

President Obama’s health care law says "when you sell your house now you have to pay a 3.8 percent tax."

Women "earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same position."

"If you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it."

Members of Congress "receive full pay retirement after serving one term."

The richest 400 taxpayers are taxed at a lower rate than a $29,000-a-year worker

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