He was responding to a question about a study showing that in order for his economic plan to work, he would have to eliminate tax deductions for folks earning more than $100k. GS asked "Is $100k middle class?", but it's clear in context that he was really asking if $100k was some kind of cut off point for being "middle class" with everyone above that being "rich". Romney's answer only seems awkward if you don't read the bits leading up to it. It's clear in context that he was saying that middle class extends upwards to the $200-$250k range, not that it starts at that point.
No, that wasn't his intent, at all. Setting aside your magic xray assumptron view into Romney's brain, let's assume for a moment what you say was true.
Using your view of this:
1. Romney indicates people earning $100k-$250k (or households? I mean how do you raise a family on that pittance?? but I digress) are middle class. With $250k being the upper bound.
2. Romney's economic plan pays for itself by eliminating tax deductions for people making more than $100k, including, obviously, those who make $100k-$250k
3. Eliminating these deductions will raise taxes on those unable to take advantage of them any longer.
To sum up: Gbaji view of Romney's economic plan - Raise taxes on the middle class.
Thanks for making such a salient argument, you @#%^ing buffoon.
Edited, Sep 17th 2012 9:40pm by Smasharoo
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