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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has done crucial work to safeguard Americans against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders. Tell Congress to protect this important agency.

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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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    Thirty-eight percent of private-sector workers don’t have earned sick leave.
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    In 1975, the overtime threshold covered more than 60% of salaried workers but today only 8% are covered.
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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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