re: Grace's post "We all want to be middle class" (and other posts on this subject)
I finally found an income chart that includes medical benefits:
Every time I see articles about stagnating wages, I want to know whether benefits are or are not part of wages. Assuming benefits are not included in most estimates of wages, and assuming this chart is accurate, what we see is health insurance eating up what would have been a nice, steady series of raises.
Good thing we can all buy cheap electronics from China--!