Statements about Income
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
Wisconsin has "one of the most progressive tax codes in the country."
Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."
Says 7,000 millionaires "gamed the system to pay no income taxes."
"$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."
"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."
"The median income in America has dropped by 10 percent in the last four years."
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."
Says Gov. Scott Walker approved a "gutting" of two tax credits that help the poor and elderly.
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."
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."
"Two-thirds of Wisconsin corporations don't pay state income taxes."
"I represent the fourth-poorest (congressional) district" in the nation.
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