Personal income per American, not including government transfer payments:

2004 – $30,000

January 2013 – $30,003 after adjusting for inflation.

Despite all the talk of economic resurgence, rising stock prices, and a housing recovery, the bottom line is that the average US citizen hasn’t gotten a real raise in 9 years.

Source: Wall Street Journal: on.wsj.com/16IIT6k

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