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“Is $100,000 middle income?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,” Romney responded.
His campaign later clarified that Romney was referencing household income, not individual income.
The Census Bureau reported this week that the median household income — the midpoint for the nation — is just over $50,000.
That was part of an interview of Mitt Romney by ABC's George Stephanopoulos yesterday.
According to the GOP candidate for president, "middle-income" for American households is $200,000. Truth is that only 3% of households earn $200K or better. Maybe Mitt was referring to the "middle-income" of that top 3%...or something. Or, maybe Americans can't trust nor believe in anything Mitt Romney ever says. I'm leaning towards the or.
Median household income in the U.S. is just over $50,000 per year. $200,000 per year earners make four times the average household income.....and yet....for some unknown reason....Romney claimed that $200,000 per year household income was "middle income."
Out of touch with reality, or at least average households in America? Can't relate because his family earns $20 million per year, he pays a 14% tax rate and he doesn't work? Just an honest mistake....Mitt got confused?
I have no idea. And I don't really give a squat.
But I must say.....if this is the guy who really knows how the economy works, if this is the guy who really, really knows how to create jobs for, you know, average American families,....if this is the fellow who, because of his vast "business experience", is just who the country needs at this time......shouldn't we expect that guy to know the average household income of Americans? Would that be too much to expect from a candidate who would be the leader of the free world?
I mean, it's not like this kind of stuff hasn't been the center of debates over the national economy. The Stephanopoulos question wasn't a trick or off the wall question. Wouldn't you think that behind the closed doors of the Romney campaign.....someone would share the average household income number with a candidate who's own stated qualifications for the office of the presidency is that he is, like, King Kong on steroids when it comes to macro-economics and business acumen?
"Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs"...."I get speakers fees from time to time, but not very much." "Not very much" equaled $374,000 in 2011. Middle household income is...."$200,000."
Dare I mention that some are saying that Mitt Romney is out of touch with....how shall I put this...."average-income households.?"
Seriously, what a putz.