|2013 AUG||The Vast Majority of Minimum Wage Workers are Teenagers||Minimum Wage||0|
|A common Republican Party talking point is that a majority of individuals that make make minimum wage are teenagers working in their first or second job. However, that claim is not backed up by any facts. The average age of someone working on minimum wage is 35 and one third of all minimum wage earners are 40 or older. |
|08/21/12||The Obama Administration gutted the 1996 welfare reform program||Jobs, Unemployment Benefits & Barack Obama||0|
|Rommney campaign ad says that the Obama Administration gutted the 1996 Welfare Reform bill, by removing the requirement for recipients to be working. This, however, is untrue. Work requirements are not dropped. States have leeway to change and revise, as part of a federally approved state plan to increase employment. The reform was not "gutted". Benefits will not be paid beyond a certain amount of time, whether or not the recipient is working.
|06/05/12||Obama hasn't produced a jobs plan in 3 1/2 years.||Jobs, Barack Obama & Workers||0|
|Mitt Romney on the campaign trail is claiming that Obama "hasn’t put forth a plan to get us working again" and "after three and a half years later, we’re waiting." Romney totally ignores the Jobs plan that President Obama presented to Congress in October 2011 and the subsequent plan revealed in his state-of-the union address, all of which were rejected by Congress for political reasons.