Statements about Income
"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."
"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."
"In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns."
"Wisconsin wages are declining at double the rate of other states."
With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."
"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."
Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."
"The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined."
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."
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