Statements about Income
"In 1950, corporations paid $3 in taxes for every $1 by a worker. Today, they pay 22 cents for every $1 by a worker."
"Before Act 10, the total cost of public sector employees’ employment was 29 percent higher than that in the private sector. After the act, it’s still 22 percent higher."
"Over the last few decades, the income of the top 1 percent grew by more than 275 percent -- to an average of $1.3 million a year."
"The median income in America has dropped by 10 percent in the last four years."
Women "earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same position."
Since President Barack Obama took office, "you have 1,700 employees just at the Department of Transportation" earning over $170,000.
Says President Barack Obama wants to raise "the lowest (income) tax rate from 10 to 15 percent."
When Mitt Romney was governor, "the fact is that the average income for a family in Massachusetts went up by $5,500."
Says Gov. Scott Walker approved a "gutting" of two tax credits that help the poor and elderly.
"Personal income is growing faster in Tennessee on average than any other state in the country."
Says "$57,000 is the mean [income] in our state" for a family.
"If you're earning under $100,000 a year and you commute to New York every day you pay more to the Port Authority in tolls than you pay to the state of New Jersey in income tax."
"While the country’s economy was battered, nine states with no income tax actually grew jobs from 2001 to 2010."
Says Wisconsin Assembly Republicans voted to repeal a law that ensures "that women cannot get paid less than a man for doing the same job."
"The top 1 percent (of income earners) paid 36.7 percent (of the taxes). ... The top 50 percent pay 97.7 percent."
"If you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it."
"Under this tax cut, middle-class families don't save enough for a week's worth of groceries, while millionaires save enough to go on an exotic vacation."
"The top 10 most well-paid CEOs in America received a combined $770 million in 2010, while the average American worker’s wage rose just 2 percent."
"Oregon’s per capita income is 9 percent below the national average and getting worse. This is a state that’s actually getting poorer."
"A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American family."
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