Statements about Wealth
Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.
"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."
"Seven of the 10 highest-income counties in the country ring the city" of Washington D.C.
"$500 billion of the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy goes to 120,000 families."
Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code.
Mitt Romney "gave away his father's inheritance."
"For Social Security, which is projected to remain solvent through 2033, Whitehouse has cosponsored [a bill that] . . . would extend the life of the program by an additional 75 years."
"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."
Says that Rep. Betty Sutton "would rather riot with Occupy (Wall Street) than stand up for Ohio families."
"They're paying a less rate of tax -- these richest people in America -- than they have in the last 80 years."
"Fewer than 10 percent of those in the House are what anyone would classify as wealthy."
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