Friday, September 14, 2012

Romney says $250K a year is 'middle class'

Mitt Romney said today in an interview that middle-income is $200,000 to $250,000.

Our brothers and sisters at AFSCME note,
Those concerned that Mitt Romney is out of touch with the realities facing most of us in America got a powerful ally on Friday in the form of… Mitt Romney. 
On ABC’s Good Morning America, interviewer George Stephanopoulos asked Romney if $100,000 was middle income. Romney responded, “No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less.” 
That’ll be news to middle-income households, who actually earn about $50,000, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.
There was quite a lot of commentary in the tweetosphere about that under the #middleincome hash tag. Here's a sample:
@DxxAbroad: @MittRomney 's idea of "lower income" is a family that can't afford dancing lessons for their horses. #GOPFAIL #MiddleIncome
@ndvillanueva: if #MittRomney thinks #MiddleIncome is $250K, most Americans must be peasants to his eyes. #arrogance #Election2012 
@d_pardee: Only 3% of American households make 250K/year or more. #middleincome
@snelsonus: I just learned that I'm poor. 
@zpg410: #middleincome Only have one yacht. 
@zpg410: #middleincome Your car has to take the stairs because you're too poor to get it an elevator of its own. 
@THEJordanBrown: #MiddleIncome is only keeping your money in one offshore holding account.