Are Paychecks Failing To Keep Up With A Rising Cost Of Living?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter

By Alexandra Hart & Kristen CabreraFebruary 6, 2019 11:23 am,

Kicking off her campaign for president in 2020, first-term California Sen. Kamala Harris claimed rising wages are not keeping up with the rising cost of living in America. Is that a fact?

Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer. In a recent stump speech, she said, “Let’s speak truth about our economy. Our economy today is not working for working people. The cost of living is going up, but paychecks are not keeping up.”

Hear how Sen. Harris’ claim scored in the player above.

Written by Sol Chase.