Statements about Income
"In every state, women are paid less than men."
Says 7,000 millionaires "gamed the system to pay no income taxes."
"Under Obama, families have lost over $4,000 a year in income."
"Sen. Bob Menendez voted to enact a new tax on the sale of homes of 3.8%."
"$500 billion of the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy goes to 120,000 families."
Says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support "massive cuts in Social Security for future generations."
Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code.
"Household income in America has gone down for families an average of $4,000 in the last four years" while it " went up $5,000" under Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts
Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
President Obama’s health care law says "when you sell your house now you have to pay a 3.8 percent tax."
"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."
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