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Personal income dropped in 2009. Lobbyists income INCREASED. Thoughts?

Personal income in 42 states fell in 2009, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Nevada’s 4.8% plunge was the steepest, as construction and tourism industries took a beating. Also hit hard: Wyoming, where incomes fell 3.9%. …
Nationally, personal income from wages, dividends, rent, retirement plans and government benefits declined 1.7% last year, unadjusted for inflation.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:44 AM on Mar. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Despite the promise by the Obama administration to clamp down on the influence industry, the majority of top lobbying firms posted higher numbers in 2009, with 11 firms showing dramatic growth.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:44 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Get use to it. This is the PBO way.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:48 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • It's not surprising, that's for sure.
    nicolemstacy

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 8:49 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • So then....it's safe to say we are running out of everyone else's money a little sooner than expected???????????
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:53 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • in the natural process of countries and societies, what comes next...........after we run out of everyone else's money?
    Anyone feeling Googly this morning? Where's my Google Expert when I need her most....................
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:55 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • It has always been this way, nothing surprising about that.
    older

    Answer by older at 8:57 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • It has always been this way, nothing surprising about that.


     Prove it? The data I have states that personal income in most states increased 2000-2007. And lobbysit income didn't raise anywhere NEAR the 3.47 billion received in 2009...  But I will wait to see your data. Even the liberal bible, Huffington Post describes lobbyists income for 2009, a RECORD YEAR...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:05 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • It has always been this way, nothing surprising about that.


    So, if you don't have facts, are you generalizing? I thought Generalizing is always wrong. ;o)

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:32 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Our families personal income stayed the same...Op I personally do not need to prove anything for a somebody OVER Internet.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Our income went up so I really don't care!
    kjfamily

    Answer by kjfamily at 10:47 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

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