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Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« on: September 14, 2012, 11:41:31 am »
Obama also has set his definition for "middle class" as families with income of up to $250,000 a year.

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," 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.

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

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So I guess if you make less than 200k in Romney's eyes you're a poor SOB.
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 01:08:39 pm »
I hope the Obama campaign is listening to all this privileged, utterly out-of-touch nonsense and recording it to play back endlessly, no commentary or explanation required. It speaks for itself.
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 02:20:24 pm »
How out of touch with reality can you get seriously?

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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 02:30:16 pm »
Okay...I'm pretty sure I was raised middle-class, and I don't think I've met anyone who meets even the lowest of Romney's standards for middle class.

I never knew I was poor white trash... *starts dressing in wifebeaters and jeans, finds a rusty car engine to put in his front yard and marries his cousin*
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 02:38:40 pm »
You make suits out of the skins of wife-beating assholes, too?  Yaaaaaaaaaaay!
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 03:37:28 pm »
You make suits out of the skins of wife-beating assholes, too?  Yaaaaaaaaaaay!

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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 03:40:58 pm »
Huh. I just went from lower middle class to poor. Well, how about that.

Oh, and Rupurt, there's a difference between poor and redneck.
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 03:44:04 pm »
Huh. I just went from lower middle class to poor. Well, how about that.

Oh, and Rupurt, there's a difference between poor and redneck.

Fantastic, I'm now officially poor, too.

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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 03:46:32 pm »
Romney, could you be more of a stereotypical rich, white guy?  This cracker doesn't get shit.
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 03:49:08 pm »
Rupert, Zachski, want to come over tonight? We can whip up some ramens and bust out the Mad Dog 20 20 (purple of course) and then get off our lazy asses to cash out thousands of dollars worth of government welfare checks. It'll be a hoot. Anyone else who's poor, c'mon! More the merrier!
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 03:51:23 pm »
So... wow.

I didn't know I was lower class, even with two college grads working in computing contributing to the household. Does this mean no one can ask me to wear dress shoes anymore?

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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 03:57:26 pm »
I guess we're living in poverty between me and my roomie making a combined... about 70 K annually.  A smidge more than that.
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 05:24:25 pm »
Rupert, Zachski, want to come over tonight? We can whip up some ramens and bust out the Mad Dog 20 20 (purple of course) and then get off our lazy asses to cash out thousands of dollars worth of government welfare checks. It'll be a hoot. Anyone else who's poor, c'mon! More the merrier!
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Re: Romney "middle class is $200k-$250k a year range"
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 05:44:09 pm »
I dunno... I'm a bit high-falutin' when it comes to my malt liquor... I prefer King Cobra.