Friday, August 29, 2008

8 years of GOP leads to drop in income

Personal income in largest drop in 3 years

NEW YORK ( -- Personal income fell in July by the biggest drop in 3 years after surging the prior two months because of $90 billion in economic stimulus payments.

The Commerce Department said Friday that individual income decreased by 0.7% in July after a 0.1% jump in June and a 1.8% increase in May. Economists polled by were expecting income to fall by 0.2% in July.

The sharp decline in personal income was the largest drop off since August of 2005, when personal income plunged by 2.3%, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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