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It's a beautiful day and a waste of time refuting any talking points exhorting the tremendous job trump has done guiding the US. To quote a certain Mourning in America ad "we are sicker, poorer and on the brink of Depression" It's Mourning in America.

But because we always love a challenge and because you made a great start on the fabulist's list

The lowest salary workers have not enjoyed 4X the wage growth of the top earners.

Highest wage earners have seen low growth in 2020 compared to 2017 at 2.78% by the end of 2017 compared to 3.5% recently--a bit under 1% growth

Lowest wage earners are at 4.1% currently down from 4.28% at the end of 2017. By my reckoning they lost 0.18%

If we go back to the lowest growth point in 2 decades (2011), the lowest wage earners went from 0.9% to 4.1% growth now. Yep that's 4X but not in any way related to anything señor psychopath has done

The highest went from 1.% to 3.6% growth

This is by wage tercile and is a good way to look at how everyone is doing.

Most of the recent uptick and enjoyment of higher wages is due to those minimum wage earners who were stuck at $7.25 per hour for years getting a raise--but not due to anything trump did. The raise is the result state initiatives increasing minimum wages. These lowest of the low are growing wages faster because minimum wages increased. Again, this is a state by state accomplishment and has nothing to do with Señor psychopath who wanted to keep the minimum wage at $7.25 cuz he's such a compassionate empathetic and gifted leader of our great nation.
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