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Yet another gaffe from Romney: He thinks the Middle-Class earns at least $200,000


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Initial post: Sep 14, 2012 4:59:46 PM PDT
Truthseeker says:
Romney sticks his foot in his mouth again. When will this bumbling fool learn?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-does-not-think-middle-class-starts-181052583.html

In an interview that aired Friday morning, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told "Good Morning America" that the definition of middle income in America is "$200,000 to $250,000 or less."

Romney's answer is a bit confusing, because 200,000 is included in the universe of numbers less than 250,000. If you take the statement at face value, however, it appears that Romney is using the same upper limit as President Barack Obama when it comes to middle-income earners. Obama's proposed tax hike for the richest Americans begins with taxable income over $250,000.
Because of Romney's wording, some interpreted the statement as saying the middle-income range begins at $200,000, touching off the usual hand-wringing over Romney being out of touch with the non-wealthy.

Early versions of an Associated Press article stated: "The Republican presidential nominee defined ['middle income'] as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year," an assertion some newspapers put in the headline. A later version of the same article, however, include the "or less" wording. It is common for AP stories to be updated several times.

The median household income in the United States in 2011 was $50,054, down from inflation-adjusted figures of $54,489 in 2007 and nearly $55,000 in 1999.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 5:04:17 PM PDT
Tony Bruno says:
Can you afford to dress a horse on 250K a year?

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 5:09:29 PM PDT
Bad Grandpa says:
It's true, the middle class really is shrinking.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 5:17:39 PM PDT
$200,000 a year, compared to Romney, is quite poor.

This is the guy that had his photo taken at Bain Capital with money in his mouth, that they "earned" by raiding employee pension funds, loading the companies up with debt, funneling it all into their own paychecks, then leaving them to fail.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 5:19:24 PM PDT
Anyone who works for a living and votes for Romney deserves to lose their job and have no social safety net there to help them. Their neighbors don't deserve that, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 5:50:14 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 14, 2012 5:50:53 PM PDT
Mitt Romney deserves to be in prison for stealing those employee pensions.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 5:51:40 PM PDT
Feeling a bit jealous pony boy. I agree to opt out of the "safety net" as long as I don't have to pay taxes for it.

Deal.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 5:53:02 PM PDT
Magna Carta says:
If Obama gets 4 more years, your income will be even lower than $50,000. We will all be equal at the soup kitchen.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 5:55:10 PM PDT
Bad Grandpa says:
entropybydesign says:
"$200K per year is quite poor compared to Barack Obama. His and his wife's combined adjusted gross income in 2011 was $789,674. In 2010 it was $1,728,906."

Is that for real? The President makes in an entire year what Arod makes in one month? Scandalous!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 7:58:22 PM PDT
On what do you base that?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 8:01:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 14, 2012 8:03:31 PM PDT
DCSports says:
If you read the transcript, it was perfectly clear. The problem was that the AP clipped the quote, which led to the confusion. IMHO, with the way it was done, I don't think it was intended to be misleading, but did show incompetence.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 8:02:55 PM PDT
I miss W says:
57 States! Three words: "Made in the USA"! Egypt is NOT our ally!

Can you say that in Austrian?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:56:13 AM PDT
Truthseeker says:
Really? Please explain, provide more details and link.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:59:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 2:00:57 AM PDT
Truthseeker says:
If Romney becomes President, people won't have to worry about their income because there's a good chance that he will blow up the world impulsively - jumping the gun without facts - just lke he did right after the Libya crisis.

In short, Romney does not have the temparement and the character to be President. I shudder at the thought of Romney having the finger on the nuclear football, especially if he has a crony as Secretary of Defense. His campaign is filled with incompetent cronies instead of established leaders and experts.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 3:37:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 3:39:51 AM PDT
TruthSeeker says to DCSports
Really? Please explain, provide more details and link.
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here, watch the second video and get some context.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/full-transcript-george-stephanopoulos-and-mitt-romney/

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 5:53:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 5:54:17 AM PDT
DCSports says:
KBW beat me (Thank you!), but here is the specific quote:

"MITT ROMNEY: No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less. "

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 6:13:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 6:14:06 AM PDT
Truthseeker says:
Hah, what does "less" mean? Is $0 middle income too?
Seriously, do you really want this bumbling jacka$$ to be Presdient? Really?

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 6:18:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 6:18:36 AM PDT
Truthseeker, sorry, I just read the article and opened a new forum on the same topic. I never realized you were already on the scene and spreading the truth as always.

This kind of reminds me of Romney referring to his speaking fee's as a couple of bucks. $475,000 of a couple of bucks.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 6:21:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 6:21:40 AM PDT
Magna Carta says:
That's about the same as the Clinton speaking fee.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 6:27:29 AM PDT
Taking the quote literally, he is setting parameters between $200,000 to $250,000 or less than $250,000 but not more then $200,000. Maybe Mittens is clueless on what medium family income is so he was guessing. He probably realized he had no idea how much the Average Joe makes in a year so he added less after a dim bulb went off in his head.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 6:30:58 AM PDT
What the hell does that have to do with anything stupid. Are you so dense that you can't focus on the key words 'couple of bucks" and that no one is criticizing the speaking fee's per se. God, typical righty, can't grasp basic concepts. Just blasts right over their heads.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 6:33:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 6:33:56 AM PDT
Magna Carta says:
When you make a buck, that refers to $100, is that a problem too, since the common man is not saying the number 100 but just 1?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 6:34:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012 6:35:08 AM PDT
Truthseeker says:
Minsk, no problem. We can go back to fighting libs and conservatives in December.

In the meantime, we need to put politics aside and work together to help make sure that this trigger-happy impulsive dimwit called Romney, unfit to be President, gets elected.

That is in the national interest. I shudder even at the thought of Romney with his finger on the nuclear button.

I cannot understand why Republicans in their right mind are still supporting this excuse for a Presidential candidate.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 6:43:23 AM PDT
Magna Carta says: "That's about the same as the Clinton speaking fee."

Then Romney is way overcharging...
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