Statements about Income
"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."
"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."
"More than 50 percent of those people getting minimum wage in this state are high school students."
Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."
Says "when I voted against [an increase in the minimum wage], it was in the 80s."
"The income tax that started at 2 percent under Governor Byrne is now 9 percent."
"In every state, women are paid less than men."
Says 7,000 millionaires "gamed the system to pay no income taxes."
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