Statements about Income
"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."
"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."
A Congressional Budget Office report says President Barack Obama’s executive order to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers "will cost the economy 500,000 jobs."
"In Oregon, women earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar that men earn for doing the same job. That’s just wrong."
"When union membership goes down, so do (middle class) wages."
"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.
"The minimum wage is mostly an entry-level wage for young people."
The average Georgia family makes $6,000 less than the average family did 10 years ago when inflation is factored in.
"Since Barack Obama became president of the United States, 95 percent of economic gains have been made by the richest 1 percent."
Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."
"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."
Goodwill Industries International pays workers with disabilities wages as low as pennies per hour.
"The middle class can be defined to include those with income between roughly $20,000 and $60,000."
"The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined."
"By the time she turns 3 years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family."
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.
Chris Christie "cut equal pay for women, calling it 'senseless bureaucracy.' "
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."
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