Thanks Barack Obama: The U.S. Census Bureau reports middle class incomes hit the highest level ever in 2016 and poverty levels were reduced. The number of people without health insurance increased by huge numbers. That’s all due to former President Barack Obama’s policies.
Washington Post: “Median household income in America was $59,039 last year, surpassing the previous high of $58,655 set in 1999, the Census Bureau said. The figure is adjusted for inflation and is one of the most closely watched indicators of how the middle class is faring financially, as the Census surveys nearly 100,000 homes.”
“Almost every demographic group saw an increase in income last year, Census officials found. They cautioned, however, that the Census changed its methodology in 2014, so they are hesitant to definitively say it’s the highest median ever, but they acknowledge there has been very strong growth in the past two years.”
This bears repeating again, since Donald Trump and the Republicans are trying to paint a picture that we are dire straits. Incomes went up, poverty went down and the number of people with health insurance increased during Obama’s final year in office.
This all happened while the Republicans were obstructing President Obama every step of the way. The census numbers show that President Obama’s policies worked and the credit for the growing U.S. economy should go to him, not the dude who has been barely hanging on the his shitty presidency. Don’t let the pathological liar tell you otherwise.