Middle class meaning turns fuzzy in politics
WASHINGTON – In a recent speech, President Barack Obama referred to the “middle class” 14 times, defining it as a family that makes up to $250,000 a year. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has looked at it from the other direction, saying that someone who falls into poverty “is still middle class.”
In the fuzzy labels and loose speech of this political season, “middle class” has ballooned to cover just about everyone. So what does the term really mean?
There’s no official definition.
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