Just as I have been saying the economic news as reported by the MSM will get better and better as we near the election. Which has nothing to actually do with the truth. Americans Incomes Have Fallen $3,040 During the Obama Recovery Americans Americans must be wondering how much more of this recovery they can afford. New figures from the Census Bureaus Current Population Survey, compiled by Sentier Research, show that the typical American households real (inflation-adjusted) income has actually dropped 5.7 percent during the Obama recovery. Using constant 2012 dollars (to adjust for inflation), the median annual income of American households was $53,718 as of June 2009, the last month of the recession. Now, after 38 months of this recovery, it has fallen to $50,678 a drop of $3,040 per household.