When you are at the very top, the middle must look higher than it really is, at least according to Mitt Romney’s latest financial optical illusion.
In an interview today on ABC’s "Good Morning America," host George Stephanopoulos asked Romney how he would define middle-class income. “Is $100,000 middle income?’’ Stephanopoulos asked. Romney replied:
No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less.
The true middle or median income for a household, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures, is just slightly more than $50,000 a year.
In Romney’s math, does that make the poverty level ($22,811 for a family of four) around $88,000?
Looks like Mr. 1% is really out of touch.