The Republican nominee was defending his policies on stimulating growth in the US, when he said he wouldn\’t raise taxes on \”middle-income people\”.
\”We can get to a balanced budget without raising taxes on middle income people,\” Mr Romney told ABC\’s George Stephanopoulos, who then asked the Massachusetts Governor if he considered someone earning $100,000 as being \”middle income\”.
\”No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,\” Mr Romney replied.
With the average salary at $39,959, according to the Social Security Administration, the comments are likely to anger an American public grappling with an unemployment rate of 8.1pc.
Cue chortles about out of touch multi-centi-millionaire.
Strangely, Obama\’s, and all the Democratic, proposals for tax changes lead to higher taxes only on \”the rich\”, those earning more than $250,000 a year. And it\’s not entirely beyond the bounds of belief that if you\’re not rich and you\’re not poor then you\’re in the middle.