Minimum wage factoid not based on the minimum wage
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
— Rhode Island
Take it to the bank -- if you have one
"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."
UPDATED: New Mexico is the exception
"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."
Facts fuzzy on fund fees
Since Gina Raimondo took office, investment fees on the state's pension portfolio "have gone up from about $12 million annually to about $50 million."
90 percent was for two years in the 1980s
Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.
Not that simple
"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."
75 years from NOW, not 2033.
"For Social Security, which is projected to remain solvent through 2033, Whitehouse has cosponsored [a bill that] . . . would extend the life of the program by an additional 75 years."
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