Statements about Income
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."
U.S. Rep. Connie Mack "voted to raise his own pay several times."
"The median income of a middle class family went down $2,100 from 2001 to 2007."
Says the Treasury Department "says 41 percent of all business income reported on individual returns would be hit by the [millionaires’] surtax" that "would harm small businessmen and women, the very people we are counting on to create new jobs."
Says state Senate President Stephen "Sweeney gave us the nation's highest income tax rates, driving out jobs."
"According to Wikipedia, there are only five countries in the entire planet that are more unequal than the United States in the distribution of our wealth."
Says Vince Polistina is "collecting nearly $70,000 in taxpayer-funded salaries -- plus a government pension."
"Point Pleasant Beach does not own its beaches; they are privately owned and operated by businesses such as Jenkinson’s"
Every 1 percent increase in the number of Ohioans with bachelor’s degrees "means economic activity growing the next year and for each year thereafter (by) $2.5 billion dollars."
Says that Wall Street hedge fund managers "pay a lower tax rate than does a sheet metal worker in Parma or a school teacher in Cleveland."
Says state Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, unlike typical taxpayers, "didn’t pay taxes"
Says Wisconsin Senate recall candidate Jessica King "voted to increase her pay with taxpayer dollars by 63 percent."
"Ohio currently ranks 50th out of all states in income growth."
From 1947 to 1979, family incomes for rich, middle-income and poor Americans grew about the same rate. But since 1979, incomes for rich families have grown much faster.
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