Is A Congressman From The Woodlands Right That Income Inequality Is Falling?

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

By Alexandra HartOctober 16, 2019 12:35 pm,

A member of Congress from Texas says a recent Associated Press report about income inequality is wrong. Republican Rep. Kevin Brady from The Woodlands says a recent Census Bureau report showed that income inequality is actually going down, based on four different measurements.

Is that a fact? Madlin Mekelburg of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman has the answer.

According to the AP story, “the gap between the haves and the have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality.” But Brady tweeted that the Census Bureau found the opposite to be true.

Hear how Brady’s claim scored in the player above.


Written by Shelly Brisbin.