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How the Media Distorts a Romney Quote

ReaganConservativeGuy Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 1:15 AM
How is it "quite clear that he thinks a $200k/year range is the upper limit."? He was asked whether 100K is middle class, and he said no. Maybe he just can't imagine anyone making such a low salary. It's no wonder that so few Americans think Romney understands their problems.
Paperpushermj Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 12:39 PM
He was using Obamas definition of where the Rich starts. Obama Defined Rich at anyone making over $250,000 per year through his tax policies, the last time I looked the social strata under Rich is called the Middle Class
ReaganConservativeGuy Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 2:42 PM
Thanks for the response. I understand what you're saying, but I was questioning Kevin Glass's assertion that "Romney's statement obviously includes a lower bound that he should not have left unspecified - but it's quite clear that he thinks a $200k/year range is the upper limit." How is that clear? And what did Romney mean when he said, No, 100K is not a middle class income? Is it a lower class income?
cordeg Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 3:53 PM
Actually, it's quite easy to understand the flow of the conversation, provided you aren't predisposed to assume the other guy isn't Snidely Whiplash or some other figment of your feverish imagination. Romney was saying that $100K was not the upper bound of the Middle Class, rather $200-259K was the upper bound (thus, the "and less"). This does not require one to conclude that he didn't think a $100K income didn't make you WITHIN the Middle Class -- unless of course your brain could only compute caricatures of Republicans rather than real ones. Trust me, after all the years Romney has been in business he knows more about income distribution than the vast majority of Americans.
Yesterday, Mitt Romney gave an interview on Good Morning America in which he defended his tax plan from conjecture that it would force him to raise taxes on middle-income Americans. In responding to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Romney said,

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

The left-wing media sniffed out a storyline: by dropping the last two words from that statement, it looks like Mitt Romney thinks that...