[quote]Romney’s comments came an interview broadcast Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“No one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is (to) keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers,” Romney told host George Stephanopoulos.
“Is $100,000 middle income?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,” Romney responded. [/quote]
Romney’s camp immediately tried to twist this situation, saying Mitt misspoke and actually meant to say ‘the average household income’. The Census Bureau immediately cleared this up, however, because the ‘average household income’ in America is $50,000. The individual income is around $25,000. If $250,000 is middle class, then everyone in America must be peasants in Romney’s eyes.
Romney’s comments came today as more people realize Romney wants to give massive tax cuts to wealthy Americans, while Obama is fighting to give tax cuts only to households with incomes under $250,000. Wealthy Americans will not receive extensions on tax-cuts which let them cheat-out on paying higher tax percentages, passing the buck off to average Americans and the funding they depend on (like grants for their college kids, health insurance for unemployed kids, etc).