More attempts to misinform by Carol.<quoted text>
CNN - March 2013 - Americans saw their income drop so dramatically in January that it marked the deepest one-month decline in 20 years.
CNBC - September 2012 - U.S. health insurance premiums have climbed faster than wages and inflation this year, and look poised to accelerate in 2013
Higher costs took a bigger bite from the income of middle-class employees whose wages advanced only 1.7 percent as employers shifted more health-care costs to their workers.
Do you priortize "social rights" over civil liberties like Venezuelans did under Chavez and not alarmed by his concentration of power as they were?
If you recall during the fiscal cliff crap,that many companies were issuing dividends etc early in December instead of waiting until Jan & getting them taxed at a higher rate.
If you factor out these early releases, income would be up slightly.
Health insurance costs have risen faster than inflation every year in the past decade or more.
My God, Carol. Get a freakin grip.