"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."
Romney: "Middle-income" between $200K- $250K huff.to/TSKtAq— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 15, 2012
For the last two years, Democrats have defended “middle class” tax cuts that apply to all income under $250,000. Obama touts them in his stump speech—“I’ve cut taxes for folks who need it— middle-class families, small business owners”—and congressional Democrats fought to preserve them in the 111th Congress. When it comes to who qualifies as middle-class, Obama and Romney are on the same page... In the real world — where only 9.1 percent of households make more than $150,000, and median income for all Americans is $50,054 — “$200,000 to $250,000” places you at the top of the pyramid.It's unknown if these members of the left-wing media actually know that they're doctoring Romney's quote or if they actually believe that's what he said and they're just that incorrect. What this is, however, is a textbook example of media distortion of a Republican in order to propagate a narrative.
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