White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, was stumped this afternoon when ABC’s Jake Tapper questioned him about a new study that showed that under Obama household median annual incomes have fallen 4.8% since the recession technically ended in 2009.

Carney weaved in and out over several vague platitudes, blaming the previous administration for plunging the economy into a recession.

“I think that the study you’re citing is testimony to the depths of the recession that we encountered and that its  going to continue to take significant effort to move ourselves forward,” Carney explained.