Statements about Income

Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers’ agenda.

"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.

"The minimum wage is mostly an entry-level wage for young people."

"By the time she turns 3 years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family."

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

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."

"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."

"Under Obama, families have lost over $4,000 a year in income."

"In 1950, corporations paid $3 in taxes for every $1 by a worker. Today, they pay 22 cents for every $1 by a worker."

When Mitt Romney was governor, "the fact is that the average income for a family in Massachusetts went up by $5,500."

"The median income of a middle class family went down $2,100 from 2001 to 2007."

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.

Says it’s a "statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death."

In the 1980s, "The lowest income people had the biggest gains."

"From 1980 to 1990, the top 1 percent saw their income go up by roughly 80 percent" while "the median wage in the country over (the same) 10 years went up 3 percent."

"CEOs now earn 431 times what their workers earn."

"Barack Obama is in an economy that's only worsened since he's been president of the United States."

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