In an interview with “Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos, Mitt Romney was asked: “Is $100,000 middle income?”
Romney responded, “No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less.
His campaign later clarified that Romney was referring to household not individual income.
Oh, but the Census Bureau reported last week that the median ( midpoint) U.S. household income was $50,054.
$50,054! That's a far cry from $250,000.
According to a 2009 Tax Policy Center study of income distributions, earners making $180,000 and up are in the top 5 percent of the population.