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This morning, I’m testifying before @housebudgetdems about how economic inequality is harming our economy—and what policymakers can do to fix it equitablegrowth.org/testimony-by-h…
GDP growth has been treated for decades by pundits and policymakers alike as synonymous with prosperity.

But where overall growth of the economic pie was once broadly representative of the lived experiences of most Americans, that is no longer true.
The distribution of wealth across U.S. households is now even more unequal than income:

The top 1% now controls 42% of all wealth and the top 0.1% controls more than 22% of all wealth in the U.S. economy--3x as much as a generation ago.
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.@PeteButtigieg's quotes from the debate, a long thread. Divided into differently lengthened segments for your reading delight. #DemDebates #DemDebate2 #TeamPete
"I'm running for president because our country is running out of time. It is even bigger than the emergency of the Trump presidency. Ask yourself how somebody like Donald Trump ever gets within cheating distance of the Oval Office in the first place. 1/5
"It doesn't happen unless America is already in a crisis -- an economy that's not working for everyone, endless war, climate change. We have lived this in my industrial Midwestern hometown. My generation has lived this as long as we have been alive. 2/5
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New revolutionary #minimumwage paper: the introduction of the minimum wage in Germany did not decrease employment and allowed workers to move to better higher paying firms, consistent with the #monopsony model papers.nber.org/conf_papers/f1…
Forgot to mention #NBERSI for this great #minimumwage paper. For the #monopsony theory, see here: pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10…. Basic intuition is that less productive firms lose employment while more productive firms who were previously underpaying workers are able to hire more.
This is great work by @attilalindner, Dustmann, Schoenberg, Umkehrer and vom Berge! Consistent with our results that #minimuwage employment effects depend on #monopsony power as measured by concentration
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Co-sign.

Raising the minimum wage will take millions of American women--80% of minimum wage workers--out of #poverty.
1 in 8 women lives in poverty due to low wages.
#RaiseTheWageAct would change so many lives.
Call your senators and tell them to vote against gendered poverty.
If you want to know who is making minimum wage in America and why, my investigation here explains it in detail. #RaiseTheWageAct won't just lift women out of poverty, it will also lift their kids, as many single mothers live on min wage jobs.
damemagazine.com/2018/04/12/wom…
The right claims no one was meant to live on #MinimumWage jobs. Yet that is happening all over America and it is creating a distinctly gendered poverty.
#RaiseTheWageAct will change millions of women's lives.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
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Biggest cheer during @iowademocrats chair @troymprice's opening remarks came after he predicted #Iowa Ds will "send @joniernst into an early retirement." #IASen #HallofFame
Sen @CoryBooker is 1st candidate to speak at #HallofFame event. (19 candidates will each have 5 minutes)
"We are being tested. This is a moral moment in America, and we must meet this test. I'm running for president because we can't take 4 more years of Donald Trump." #iacaucus
But @CoryBooker isn't just running to beat Donald Trump. That's the floor, not the ceiling. We can't just run on what we are against. Democrats need to tell people what we are for. "Every American needs health care, and make no mistake, abortion is health care." #iacaucus
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"Raising the #minimumwage is always a pro-women, pro-mothers policy because women and mothers are disproportionately represented among low-wage workers." epi.org/publication/co… #1u
"As state minimum wage increases have taken effect over the past 5 years, low-wage workers—especially low-wage women—in those states have had much stronger wage growth than their counterparts in states with no change in the minimum wage."
"The #RaisetheWage Act of 2019—which was introduced this past February, but still has not received a vote—would gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25, where it currently sits, to $15 per hour by 2024.
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Welcome to today's session of #HRwithEM, a weekly #TwitterSession #TweetChat to connect, learn and share career development tips, employee experience practices, as well as resolve burning #HR issues and/or questions. #MinimumWage
Thank you to everyone joining us this evening. Please identify yourself and the location you are joining from, so we can acknowledge you properly. #HRwithEM #MinimumWage
Feel free to tweet your question(s) at me with the hashtag #HRwithEM as the session is going on, and I would respond to all at the end of the session. Also, don’t forget to RETWEET all tweets for the benefit of your audience in order to extend this #KSS. #MinimumWage
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A thread. Minimum wage needs to be a living wage regardless of who is applying. 25+ yrs ago I was a teen in Alberta. At the age of 12 I desperately took any work I could get. We were poor. 3 kids raised by a single mom. #abpoli #minimumwage #ableg
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Most of the money I made went to food. Anything I had to spare went to personal hygiene and other necesities. There was no extra’s. I babysat. I detailed neighbours cars. I cleaned houses. Yard work, shovelled snow, pooper scooped and any other odd jobs people would pay me for.
I was looking forward to 16 when I could a ‘real’ job making ‘real’ money. Imagine my devastation when I had collected references and built a killer resume out of all my odd jobs, distributed that to every employer in town only to find that I was only entitled to a ‘student wage’
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THREAD: In honor of all our new followers, Florida Policy Institute brings you "2018 in 18 Graphs" - our most popular & favorite data visualizations from 2018 that illustrate how Floridians are faring coming into the New Year. #sayfie 1/
#18: "#CashRegisterJustice". Florida's Court System is financed mostly (94%) by fines, fees, and other legal obligations that create barriers to justice for low-income Floridians. #sayfie @FinesandFeesJC @splcenter @ACLUFL bit.ly/2R2ZMLK 2/
#17: Rural Florida relies heavily on state funding to support education & infrastructure in some of the most underserved communities. Cuts over time at the state level have disproportionately impacted rural school districts. #sayfie @FLSchoolBoards @PublicSchoolSup @FLPTA_Leg 3/
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It seems @YouTube removed the footage of the Q & A statement on the visit to the UK, by @Alston_UNSR, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty & human rights. @theresa_may & @AmberRuddHR both dismiss it - judge for yourself. Here it is in document form: ohchr.org/Documents/Issu…
I am going to use this thread to share some of the data that is referenced from this report. Because it matters and isn't shared enough.
A new measure of poverty for the UK: The final report of the Social Metrics Commission. September 2018. Full report - socialmetricscommission.org.uk/MEASURING-POVE…
Via @jrf_uk Destitution in the UK (June) 2018. Full Report: jrf.org.uk/report/destitu…

"1,550,000 people, including 365,000 children, were destitute in the UK during 2017. They could not afford to buy the bare essentials we all need to eat, stay warm, dry, & clean."
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In Nigeria, please NEVER assume that educated folks (even Professors) understand the basic statement they are arguing about especially in politics.
This person on facebook said Buhari admin has no #PolicyDirection, so I did a little tutorial as basic as possible for her👇
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#PolicyDirection
Thank you for raising a few issues, & such issues are enough for conversation. So let's use the Latin maxim in law you stated: Res ipsa loquitor...Let FACTS speak:

Don't take my words for it, don't run EMOTION on it, let's use the maxim Law: Res ipsa loquitor
#PolicyDirection
So let's start from the basis with FACT that Nigeria poverty didn't start in 2015.
Now you said "lack of policy direction in combating poverty and making economy boisterous"....
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Saraki is leading the Senate that can best be described as #HouseOfDemons or #NationalEnemy
The senate on Wednesday reconsidered its approval of virement and supplementary budget for the conduct of 2019 elections budget solely from the service wide votes.....
#LootNaijaKillNaija
"The upper legislative chamber resolved that contrary to the earlier resolution, the budget of N242.2billion would be funded from service wide votes and 30 ministries, agencies and departments(MDAs)"...
#LootNaijaKillNaija #HouseOfDemons #NationalEnemy
"The resolution followed a motion by Danjuma Goje, chairman senate committee on appropriation.
The senate resolved that half of the amount would be sourced from the MDAs, while the other half would be sourced from the service wide votes"...
#LootNaijaKillNaija #HouseOfDemons
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Everyday you keep wailing #BuhariIsLifeless
Everyday you keep singing #BuhariWeyYourCertificate

But #LifelessBuhari is redeeming what others didn't do for 24 years..#BuhariPaysPension

The same Buhari for #TraderMoni #Npower #RailUpNg ##CashTransfer etc..

#BuhariIsMAD
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Before Buhari came in 2015,
We never heard much of Yaradua, yet Jonathan was DORMANT...
Obasanjo was at loggerhead with Atiku..
Jonathan was as confused as his Sambo...

But Buhari gave Osinbajo free hands🙄🙄
#BuhariIsMAD
YES...
Buhari is.....
Making
A
Difference
😜😜😜
The same #LifelessBuhari, yet #PMBPaysPensions to those neglected for 16 years of OBJ/Atiku, Yaradua/Jonathan & Jonathan/Sambo..
Why didn't they play POLITICS & pay pensioners all through?
You see why I said #BuhariIsMAD he keeps clearing the past SHIT
💥Making
💥A
💥Difference
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It's #LaborDay.
▪Did you know that women comprise the majority of America's #minimumwage & #workingpoor workers?
▪Did you know K-12 teachers are 86% female & nearly all get working class pay despite degrees?

Read my investigation and pass it on.
damemagazine.com/2018/04/12/wom…
Since the 2016 election male politicians have talked about America's working class as if it was white men when it is women of all races.

Trump and Bernie Sanders speak to the disaffected white male worker, but it is women doing low-paid labor.
#LaborDay
The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census detail how even white collar professions like teacher, nurse, veteranarian, paralegal become low-wage jobs when they are "feminized" by becoming majority female professions.
#LaborDay
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If you, like me, cannot point to a single thing @RepFrenchHill has done for the benefit of his constituents in #AR2 then you owe it to yourself and everyone else in the seven county area to vote for @clarketucker this November. #arpx #Vote #Midterms2018
.@RepFrenchHill has voted to end coverage for pre-existing conditions. He doesn't care whether or not you can afford to see a doctor, or even if your health insurance will cover a visit. He does not care about #Arkansans #AR2 #ByeFrench #VoteThemOut #arpx
.@RepFrenchHill supports @realDonaldTrump #ConcentrationCamps for migrant children, infants, and toddlers. He refuses to speak up about these egregious #HumanRights violations. #Arkansas deserves a better, more humane representative in #AR2 - @clarketucker is that person! #Vote
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