Report: Median Income Worse Now Than It Was During Great Recession « CBS DC This Appeasement President has totally screwed up the economy with his RABID spending and liberals sit on this forum foaming at the mouth over Romney's tax returns. Bunch of damn idiots. An excerpt: A new report put out by the Pew Research Center finds that the median income is worse now than it was during the Great Recession. According to Pew, the Census Bureau showed that the median income for American households in 2009 the official end of the Great Recession was $52,195 (in 2011 dollars), while the median income dipped to $50,054 last year, falling 4.1 percent over two years. The decrease in household income from 2009 to 2011 almost exactly equaled the decrease in income in the two years of the recession, the Pew report stated. During the Great Recession, the median U.S. household income (in 2011 dollars) dropped from $54,489 in 2007 to $52,195 in 2009, a loss of 4.2 percent. By this yardstick, the recovery from the Great Recession is bypassing the nations households.