Property and income tax cuts since 2011
"Since taking office, we have enacted more than $8 billion in cumulative tax relief."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Only estates worth $5.45 million or more affected
What Republicans call the "death tax" is the estate tax "on the ultra wealthy" which, in 2016, was paid by only "two out of every 1,000 people."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 27th, 2017
Small paychecks, pricey homes
"South Florida ranks No. 1 in the gap between wages and housing."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
GOP credits based on age rather than income and costs
The GOP’s Obamacare replacement would reduce subsidies that help lower-income people buy health insurance, but also "expand the entitlement" by giving subsidies to higher-income people "that Obamacare never helped."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Even more true in sub-Saharan Africa
"For every extra year a girl goes to school, her income goes up 12 percent."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Yes, though some taxpayers benefiting less
Wisconsin property taxes, as a percentage of personal income, "are the lowest that they've been since the end of World War II."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, January 13th, 2017
Future growth not expected to help families
"Latinos are 17 percent of our country's population but hold only 2 percent of its wealth."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 19th, 2016
Across-the-board tax cuts mean bigger savings for highest earners
Under Donald Trump's tax plan, "the top 0.1 percent of taxpayers -- people earning multiple millions of dollars a year, on average -- would get more tax relief than the bottom 60 percent of taxpayers combined."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, May 20th, 2016
Take that, Florida
North Carolina has "one of the fastest growing populations as well as the fastest growing economy in the country."
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, April 29th, 2016
Backed up by a respected academic paper
"Today, if you were raised poor, you’re just as likely to stay poor as you were 50 years ago."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Measured by median household income
"Six of the 10 richest counties in the United States surround Washington, D.C."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Home web access links to income
"Less than half of the poorest American households have a home Internet subscription."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Even in an off year
"The top 25 hedge fund managers (are) making more than all of America's kindergarten teachers combined."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 15th, 2015
What's in YOUR wallet?
47 percent of Americans "can’t pay for an unexpected $400 expense through savings or credit cards, without selling something or borrowing money."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Jobs picture is improving, but not income
"We are in the sixth year of recovery, and median income is below what it was at the start of the recovery."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Accurate figure, despite rising minority population
"White people control almost 90 percent of the nation's wealth."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
By that measure, yes
Six of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties, "according to median income, are in and around the Washington, D.C. area."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Right on both counts
Wisconsin is below the national average in wage growth and job growth.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 28th, 2014
Want to get ahead? Try Scandinavia
"Among the developed nations, we are the least economically and socially mobile country in the world."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Among the lowest
"We have the third-lowest minimum wage … of developed countries."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, November 1st, 2014