Leading Dems want economic empowerment for all
Says his views on reparations for slavery are the same as Barack Obama's and Hillary Clinton's.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
More like four weeks
"Fifty years ago, the average GM employee could pay for a year of a son or daughter’s college tuition on just two weeks wages."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 25th, 2016
Job growth hasn't brought much income growth
The economy is "too weak to raise income levels."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Might be on high side
"The top 1/10th of 1 percent today in America owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, September 21st, 2015
Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned
"The top one-tenth of 1 percent" of Americans "own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Not quite that high
"The United States ranks second worst in income inequality across developed countries," after taxes and transfers.
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, July 13th, 2015
Details are the stumbling blocks
A "working woman" will earn $7.70 on $10.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, July 10th, 2015
Can't dismiss the 1930s
"Income disparities in the United States are the worst since the 1920s."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
For 2012, and using one method
"The gap between the very rich and everyone else in America is wider today than at any time since the 1920s."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Methodology has issues, but it's in the ballpark
"Sixty million Americans depend on Social Security, and one-third of all the seniors in America depend on Social Security for 90 percent of their income."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 4th, 2015
The 1% is raking in the recovery
"99 percent of all new income today (is) going to the top 1 percent."
— Politifact National on Sunday, April 19th, 2015
"Half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in their savings account."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Results vary with definitions of income
"If you look at the income of average Americans...they’re absolutely flat in constant dollars since 1979."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, February 9th, 2015
"Today the top 1 percent earn a higher share of our national income than any year since 1928."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, January 30th, 2015
By one measure of income
"The average family not in the top 10 percent makes less money today than they were making a generation ago."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Fill 'er up
The "average taxpayer will see the equivalent of a 2 percent pay raise as a result of low fuel prices."
— Politifact Texas on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
It's actually lower
"Our median income here in Providence is the same as the median income in Mississippi."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, November 27th, 2014
One law repealed, but main protection still in place
Wisconsin Republicans "repealed a statewide fair pay law" that made "sure women are treated fairly on the job."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 31st, 2014
Close — it's 900,000
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, "would help lift over a million Americans out of poverty."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Singles out high end of estimated outcomes
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour "will destroy between half a million and one million jobs."