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Another Record… US Household Net Worth Reaches 43 Year Low Under Obama

Terrific. US household net worth reached a 43 year low under Barack Obama.
It was bad last year. It’s worse this year.

Under Barack Obama American households hit a 43-Year low in net worth this year.
And, just think, his presidency is not quite half over yet!
CBS Local reported:

The median net worth of American households has dropped to a 43-year low as the lower and middle classes appear poorer and less stable than they have been since 1969.

According to a recent study by New York University economics professor Edward N. Wolff, median net worth is at the decades-low figure of $57,000 (in 2010 dollars). And as the numbers in his study reflect, the situation only appears worse when all the statistics are taken as a whole.

According to Wolff, between 1983 and 2010, the percentage of households with less than $10,000 in assets (using constant 1995 dollars) rose from 29.7 percent to 37.1 percent. The ‚??less than $10,000‚?≥ figure includes the numerous households that have no assets at all, or ‚??negative assets,‚?Ě which is otherwise known as ‚??debt.‚?Ě

Over that same period of time, the wealthiest 1 percent of American households increased their average wealth by 71 percent.

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Jim Hoft is the proprietor of Gateway Pundit Blog from the heart of America-- St. Louis, Missouri.  He is also a guest-blogger for HUMAN EVENTS.com.

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