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    “However, the bottom 40 percent of Americans have more debt than assets combined, leaving them with a negative net worth.” Needs checking, I think. At <a href="https://dqydj.com/net-worth-brackets-wealth-brackets-one-percent/&quot; rel="nofollow">https://dqydj.com/net-worth-brackets-wealth-brackets-one-percent/</a&gt; there are figures, said to be derived from the Federal Reserve’s estimate of 126.0 million households in 2016, giving the decile points:<br>
    Net Worth Percentile 2016 Dollar Cutoff<br>
    10.0% -$962.66<br>
    20.0% $4,798.06<br>
    30.0% $18,753.84<br>
    40.0% $49,132.21<br>
    50.0% $97,225.55

    That suggests that the bottom 20% of households own roughly zero net, and the next 20% own roughly $250B to $1T net.

    Edited: 2018-07-28 12:59:08 By Jennifer Pryor-Summers (talk | contribs) + 193 Characters .. + 31% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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      Hi Jennifer- your links are not working. Could you resend this data? I agree this section needs clarification. I was planning to use data from ITEP which uses census data but Federal Reserve numbers are fine too.

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        It seems that something happens to links if you edit the comment. I was linking to https://dqydj.com/net-worth-brackets-wealth-brackets-one-percent/

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    Oddly for some reason, my entire edit summary vanished in this edit: https://www.wikitribune.com/diff/?leftRevisionID=81315&rightRevisionID=81432

    So I’ll restate the reason here: (sic) is supposed to be used to indicate that the verbiage/grammar that is incorrect, we see as incorrect, but have not changed… if we use brackets however, we can conversely say [last] which means that we made a change to the quote, but to keep the correct intention.

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      All true. Just approved your edit. Edits need to be approved once a story is in published form. Thank you!

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    I did a research and found that claim#6 has already been fact checked before by another fact checking organization, but we look for more updated data and see if the claim still true
    https://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2016/mar/14/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-says-walmart-heirs-are-wealthier-bo/

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      The first half of the claim was fact checked in 2016 by Politifact and still seems to be correct based on all available data, as there has been little measurable change in net worth to either the seven Waltons or the bottom 40% of the nation. However, the last part seems to have been fabricated with no basis as there have been no studies conducted of Walmart worker’s levels of food insecurity.

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