Statements about Workers

"A quarter of our workers make $18,000 per year."

Goodwill Industries International pays workers with disabilities wages as low as pennies per  hour.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act "discriminates against Christian daycare, Christian parents, Christian business owners, and the rights of religious freedom."

Under President Obama’s health-care reforms, the premium for "an average plan for a family didn't go down by $2,500 per year, it's gone up about $2,500 per year."

"One-third of all bank tellers (are) on public assistance."

"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."

The minimum wage "in real terms right now is below where it was when Harry Truman was in office."

"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."

"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.

Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."

"On (the federal minimum wage of) $7.75, you can’t even make half the poverty level."

"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."

The average fast food worker is 29, and most fast food workers "are on some form of public assistance."

"About 47 percent of able-bodied people in the state of Maine don’t work."

Since Obamacare became law, "most of our new jobs have been part-time jobs."

Chris Christie "cut equal pay for women, calling it 'senseless bureaucracy.' "

"One out of 10 minimum-wage workers in the U.S. live in Texas."

"Ninety-five percent of all the wages in Texas are above minimum wage."

"Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job."

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