Slow growth above inflation, then a 3-year spurt pre-Trump
"When I was campaigning, I was talking about 18 and 20 years (when) wages effectively went down. Now, for the first time in a long time, they're starting to go up for people."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 9th, 2018
They've been rising for at least 3 years
Wages "haven’t gone up for a long time."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 17th, 2017
No order, no layoffs
Government orders South African firm "to lay off 3,389 white employees."
— Politifact Global News Service on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
You call this a 'fact check?'
Says President Bill Clinton did not sign NAFTA.
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Sometimes it rises, sometimes it falls
"Every time we raise the minimum wage, the number of jobless people increases."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Claim has multiple problems
Paul Ryan "is one of only six House Republicans who voted for Teddy Kennedy's bill to force Christian employers to hire LGBT employees."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
No evidence that vast majority weren't from Wisconsin
Says his political opponents "brought 100,000 protesters into our state."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Dangerous but not THAT dangerous
"Once a woman enters into the sex trade, her average life expectancy is seven years."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Misreading of survey results
Says Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s "own 2014 survey revealed that just 15 percent of business executive respondents were in favor of Right-To-Work legislation."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Factoid does not compute
The minimum wage has risen $2.35 in the last two years. That's 31 percent.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, February 16th, 2015
Down, but not that low
"The unemployment rate for young people is down from a 10.6 percent high in 2009 to 2.6 percent today."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Milwaukee police and firefighters "are routinely getting 4 percent raises annually while everybody else is either getting zero or one percent raises."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
The system was short-changed for years
"In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Most Qataris have jobs
"Qataris don't really work."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Clear prohibition still in state law
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Right report, wrong policy
A Congressional Budget Office report says President Barack Obama’s executive order to raise the minimum wage for new federal contract workers "will cost the economy 500,000 jobs."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
The bill has a broad religious exemption
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act "discriminates against Christian daycare, Christian parents, Christian business owners, and the rights of religious freedom."
— Politifact National on Monday, December 16th, 2013
Expensive, but not the "most expensive."
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
For 98 percent of families, he's wrong
"On (the federal minimum wage of) $7.75, you can’t even make half the poverty level."
— Politifact National on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Criticism would have been better focused on this year
Since Obamacare became law, "most of our new jobs have been part-time jobs."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, October 18th, 2013