During an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s Good Morning America, Mitt Romney was asked what he defined as a middle-income, a move which has his campaign clarifying the remark.
“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,” Romney told host George Stephanopoulos.
“Is $100,000 middle income?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,” Romney responded. AP 9/14/2012
His campaign later clarified that Romney was referencing household income, not individual income. This comes as many perceive him to be out of touch with regular, middle-class Americans.