In UNH speech, Bill Clinton says families ‘would love it if real median income were not where it was in 1995′
The Republican National Committee (RNC) is seizing on remarks made by former President Bill Clinton in New Hampshire today, in which he noted that the last four years have seen a drop in median income to 1995 levels.
“They would love it if real median income were not where it was in 1995. They would love it, to see an America growing again with new jobs again and rising wages again,” said the former president at an Obama campaign event at UNH.
The comments come just a day after Vice President Joe Biden declared that the middle class had been “buried in the last four years.”
“They’re both right – which is why middle-class families in New Hampshire will look for pro-growth reform to create jobs from the Romney/Ryan ticket instead of four more years like the last four years under President Obama,” read an email from RNC Regional Press Secretary Ted Kwong.
The RNC’s email proceeded to throw down the gauntlet on the sluggish recovery under President Obama, noting that the net worth of American families is at its lowest in two decades and ever-increasing gas prices, among other things.