Statements about Income

Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."

"I don't own a single stock or bond … I have no savings accounts."

The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."

"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."

In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."

"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."

"Canadian middle class incomes are now higher than in the United States. They are working fewer hours for more pay, … living longer on average, and facing less income inequality."

"A white family is likely to have about six times as much wealth than a black or Hispanic family coming out of the recession."

"95 percent of the income gains in the last few years have gone to the top 1 percent."

"In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns."

"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."

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."

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