Statements about Income
"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."
Of the roughly 15 percent of Americans who don’t have health insurance, "half of them made more than $50,000 a year."
"The income of the top 1 percent nearly quadrupled from 1979 to 2007, but the typical family’s incomes barely budged."
"Most of the U.S. Senate is comprised of multimillionaires."
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
"If you are born poor in America, we rank ninth or tenth in our citizens’ ability to climb up through that ladder and get themselves into the middle class."
"Nearly 6 out of 10 believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people in the U.S."
Wisconsin has "one of the most progressive tax codes in the country."
Employees in "workplace freedom" states make more money
"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."
"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."
"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
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