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Romney: ‘Middle-income’ between $200K and $250K

Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 7:20 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives in Islip, on Long Island, NY, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives in Islip, on Long Island, NY, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)

BOSTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is promising to reduce taxes on middle-income Americans.

But how does he define “middle-income”? The Republican presidential nominee defined it as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year.

Romney commented during an interview broadcast Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The Census Bureau reported this week that the median household income — the midpoint for the nation — is just over $50,000.

The definition of “middle income” or the “middle class” is politically charged. Both presidential candidates are fighting to win over working-class voters.

President Barack Obama has defined “middle class” as income up to $250,000 a year.

Obama wants to extend Bush-era tax cuts for those making less than $250,000. Romney wants to extend the tax cuts for everyone.



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