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    The Walton family's wealth is as large as the bottom 41.5% of all American families combined.
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    Walmart employees earn 28% less, on average, than employees of other large retailers.
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    A $10.10 minimum wage would increase the nation's GDP by nearly $33 billion and generate 140,000 new jobs over the course of three years.
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    The annual income for a full-time employee working the entire year at the federal minimum wage is $15,080
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    Student loan debt has nearly quadrupled in the past ten years.
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    Offshore tax havens cost state governments nearly $39.8 billion in lost revenues in 2011.
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    In 2011, there were 23.5 million children in low-income working families.
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    Thirty-eight percent of private-sector workers don’t have earned sick leave.
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    Only 2.5% of small business owners make more than $250,000 per year
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    67% of live-in domestic workers earn less than their state's mandated minimum wage.
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    Medicaid covers one in three children and more than 40% of all births.
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    Medicaid costs 20% less than private insurance for adults and 27% less for children.
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    Social Security lifts more than 1 million children out of poverty
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    The typical American family's annual income decreased $3,837 between 2000 and 2010.
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    If the federal minimum wage had kept pace with the cost of living over the past 40 years, it would be $10.74 an hour today, not $7.25.
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    A 0.5% tax on Wall Street trades could raise up to $170 billion a year.
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    Latinos who are members of unions earn nearly 51 percent more than their nonunion peers.
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    African American union members earn about $185 more each week than their nonunion peers.

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