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Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers’ agenda.
"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."
"Young women today in metropolitan areas" who are childless and single are out-earning childless, single young males.
"Wisconsin wages are declining at double the rate of other states."
"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."
With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."
"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."
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."
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