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Mitt Romney’s World

The Mitt Romney candidacy would be high comedy if it were not for the fact that millions of Americans are actually going to vote for this buffoon come November.  In an interview on Good Morning America he actually said that “middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less”.  Are you fucking kidding me?  There’s “out of touch with reality” and then there’s Mitt Romney who doesn’t even live on the same planet as reality.  The reality is that the median income (i.e., what the family in “the middle” makes) in the U.S. is $45,000 per year.  Romney was only off by more than $150,000!  The reality is that the families in the middle of the income distribution are those that are in the middle fifth of the distribution, i.e., those who are in the 40% to 60% percentile.  The annual income range for that group is $35,000 to $55,000.  People making $200,000 are in the top 4% of income!  You make more than $55,000, you are NOT fucking middle income.  And if you make more than $200,000 you are filthy rich!

How can any average “middle income” American listen to this out-of-touch Plutocratic asshole and not want to throw up?