Great News for Clinton: U.S. Household Income Rises to Historic Level

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    Sep 14, 2016 12:45 PM GMT
    Great news for our next president, Hillary Clinton: Americans in 2015 reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for households on every rung of the economic ladder, ending years of stagnation.

    o The median household’s income in 2015 was $56,500, up 5.2 percent from the previous year — the largest single-year increase since record-keeping began in 1967.

    o The share of Americans living in poverty also posted the sharpest decline in decades.

    o For the first time in recent years, the benefits of renewed prosperity are spreading broadly.

    o The data undercut Donald J. Trump’s dark assessment of the nation’s well-being.

    See http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/business/economy/us-census-household-income-poverty-wealth-2015.html?_r=0.
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    Sep 14, 2016 2:10 PM GMT
    you have to ask your self in what political administration did YOU make money in.
    Georg Bush was all about war and recession.
    go figure but Bill Clinton and Obama were profitable times.

    Harbor whatever helicopter social political views you have, just dont bitch it it drives you and your hood into decline.
    for example; what if you pay 7% more in taxes but new opportunities let you 150% improve your income?

    basket of welfair reprehensible s
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    Sep 14, 2016 3:37 PM GMT
    B.S.
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    Sep 14, 2016 3:53 PM GMT
    But median income is still LESS than it was in 2007 before Obama took office so Liberals are celebrating a return to 2007 when George Bush was President.

    Liberals, maybe you should concentrate on bringing back 8 track tapes.
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    Sep 14, 2016 4:07 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidBut median income is still LESS than it was in 2007 before Obama took office so Liberals are celebrating a return to 2007 when George Bush was President.

    Liberals, maybe you should concentrate on bringing back 8 track tapes.


    And thanks to Pres. George Bush for the recession. Pres. Obama saved this country from the Republicans.
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    Sep 14, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidBut median income is still LESS than it was in 2007 before Obama took office so Liberals are celebrating a return to 2007 when George Bush was President.

    Liberals, maybe you should concentrate on bringing back 8 track tapes.


    You are correct. The median income in 2007 was $57,000. The median income now is only $56,500.
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    Sep 14, 2016 7:34 PM GMT
    NO WAY!
    Then why are all these RJ Republicans homeless and out of work?
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    Sep 14, 2016 10:08 PM GMT
    Really? it was just reported today that in Wisconsin the amount of families living in poverty is at an all time high. ALICE...you should read the report.
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    Sep 14, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
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    mx5guynj saidBut median income is still LESS than it was in 2007 before Obama took office so Liberals are celebrating a return to 2007 when George Bush was President.

    Liberals, maybe you should concentrate on bringing back 8 track tapes.


    And thanks to Pres. George Bush for the recession. Pres. Obama saved this country from the Republicans.


    Duh, Bill Clinton started the housing bubble by lowering requirements for obtaining a mortgage.
  • rip12

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    Sep 15, 2016 12:30 AM GMT
    u have followed the narrative rather than the facts

    u.s. household income remains lower than i believe 1999 and still has not reached that pinnacle despite 8 years of unprecedented pump priming by the federal reserve

    anyone who isnt concerned about this is a fool - im sorry to have to say that
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    Sep 16, 2016 2:25 AM GMT
    jock_1 saidReally? it was just reported today that in Wisconsin the amount of families living in poverty is at an all time high. ALICE...you should read the report.
    Poor community's that voted Democrat 50 years ago, are still poor.
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    Sep 17, 2016 1:43 PM GMT
    Actually, Income in Rural America Is Growing, Too

    On Tuesday, when the Census Bureau released one of the country’s most important reports on income and poverty, dozens and dozens of facts were revealed. We found out that real middle-class incomes in America grew a phenomenal 5.2 percent, and that the poverty rate fell by the largest percentage in nearly 50 years.

    That got the headlines. But after the initial buzz, a few reporters across the country, me included, were intrigued by two lines in the first table: While incomes in metropolitan areas grew 6 percent, those in rural areas fell 2 percent. That detail prompted articles on how the recovery was unevenly shared.

    One problem, though: The number is wrong. Median household incomes in rural America actually grew 3.4 percent in 2015, according to policy experts who study the census numbers very closely.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/17/upshot/actually-income-in-rural-america-is-growing-too.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
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    Sep 17, 2016 4:04 PM GMT
    rip12 said... anyone who isnt concerned about this is a fool - im sorry to have to say that

    we are doing better and my neighbors dont report bad.
    the great recession is over.

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