Way more complex than that
Says Chris Christie "vetoed equal pay for women 3 times. He only let the bill pass once it became a damaging campaign issue."
— Politifact National on Monday, July 13th, 2015
Both are doing pretty well
Says Hillary Clinton "makes more per hour at a speaking gig than the average CEO does in a year."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, May 28th, 2015
A majority of that is due to inflation
Says he "raised average family income by 50 percent" during his tenure as Arkansas governor.
— Politifact National on Monday, May 4th, 2015
Viral video overlooks key context in wage gap
Women make only 78 percent of what men make for the same job.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Most studies disagree
Rhode Island "is one of the worst states" for income equality.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
Most don't qualify for benefits that high
"Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Not every time
"Every time we've increased the minimum wage, we've seen a growth in jobs."
— Politifact National on Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Assets up but net worth is down
Says Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s "wealth has surged while in public office."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
It's available to regular folks, too
"Scott Walker has given a $10,000 tax deduction to millionaires who send their kids to exclusive private schools."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Most of his wealth comes from his wife
Says of Mitch McConnell, "What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office."
— Politifact National on Monday, August 25th, 2014
It would take 10 years. Maybe.
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Minimum wage factoid not based on the minimum wage
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, June 20th, 2014
Number refers to group who’d gain from $10.10 an hour
"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Not like the federal budget
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."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 10th, 2014
Make that seven minimum wage hikes.
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, December 2nd, 2013
He vetoed some equal pay bills, signed others
Chris Christie "cut equal pay for women, calling it 'senseless bureaucracy.' "
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Other research shows the opposite
Employees in "workplace freedom" states make more money
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Try less than half
"More than 50 percent of those people getting minimum wage in this state are high school students."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, December 13th, 2012
No real raises for either group
Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 19th, 2012
The corporate share has declined, but by much smaller amount
"In 1950, corporations paid $3 in taxes for every $1 by a worker. Today, they pay 22 cents for every $1 by a worker."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012