Originally Posted by Loneiguana
Where do you think the money is going?
When the average household income goes down, that money doesn't disappear, it doesn't leave the system, it is going to someone else.
It's already been answered: it's going to everybody, including the middle class. "Household" has to be adjusted for the number of people in the household. Since more people are single now, average size has gone down but the per capita rate has gone substantially up.
That's why I called your chart which only shows the blue line to be essentially a lie. Because it is highly misleading and faulty.