As much as I agree with the sentiment (and respect your html skills...), there's no way that's accurate. Surely those are raw numbers and not adjusted for inflation/purchasing power/whatever (i.e., real dollars).
Anyway, the real reason the income is shifting in quintiles is that they're households -- not composed of the same number of people. More old people, less married couples = lower income for the bottom quintiles.
Pio doesn't know the difference between centuries and a generation. BC lacks the math skills to realize that 1996 to 2007 is not 20 years and you both present straw man arguments that have nothing to do with my post that Hills statement seems more prescient than weird.You guys must have really boring jobs
Who said 1996 - 2007 is 20 years? My 20 years was referring to my table, which I used the year she was quoted, and 10 years plus or minus.