Obamanomics is Crushing America … Typical US Household Getting Poorer, Worth One-Third Less Than GWB

 

Thank you Barack Obama and Obamanomics, sarcasm intended  …

President Barack Obama likes to play class warfare and talk about the income divide. However, under Barack Obama the income divide has got worse and American households are getting poorer. According to a recent study by the Russell Sage Foundation, the NY Times reports that the inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003, but ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36% decline.

Median Household net worth_2003-2013

Image Source: Russell Sage Foundation

Economic inequality in the United States has been receiving a lot of attention. But it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting richer. The typical American household has been getting poorer, too.

The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36 percent decline, according to a study financed by the Russell Sage Foundation. Those are the figures for a household at the median point in the wealth distribution — the level at which there are an equal number of households whose worth is higher and lower. But during the same period, the net worth of wealthy households increased substantially.

The Russell Sage study also examined net worth at the 95th percentile. (For households at that level, 94 percent of the population had less wealth and 4 percent had more.) It found that for this well-do-do slice of the population, household net worth increased 14 percent over the same 10 years. Other research, by economists like Edward Wolff at New York University, has shown even greater gains in wealth for the richest 1 percent of households..

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The Gateway Pundit reminds us of the following, “It should come as no surprise then that Republicans overwhelmingly represent the middle class districts by almost a two-to-one ratio.”

UPDATE I: Sadly the delusional LEFT holds Barack Obama accountable for nothing and it is all George W. Bush’s fault. But then again, what has changed. The Obama blame everybody else crowd but Obama arguments are old and tired. Six years into the Obama presidency and some how the median net worth in 2013 is W’s fault, not Obama’s. Some how the LEFT can justify it was Bush’s fault but not Obama’s as well. Real consistent folks. Rather than worrying whether others read an article you might might to pay more attention to using common logic.

The lame LEFT seem to discount the following, but of course this is all W’s fault as well:

 



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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “Obamanomics is Crushing America … Typical US Household Getting Poorer, Worth One-Third Less Than GWB”

    1. Rotting From Within | The Mahablog on July 27th, 2014 10:01 am

      [...] Worth One-Third Less Than Under Bush.” And he wasn’t the only rightie who commented without bothering to read the article. The Derp: It [...]
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      SM: Oh the misguided LEFT who some how can find blame for Bush, but some how Obama is without any. How pathetic.

      So sad these folks cannot just be honest and Obama has done nothing but bring America and its people down.

    2. katts on July 29th, 2014 12:07 am

      Its the Plan- “The North American Trade Union ”
      The NAFTA Hwy ( Hwy 69)

      They call it theory but

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Union

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