In an interview on Friday morning with George Stephanopoulos for “Good Morning America,” presidential candidate former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) said that he believes that in the U.S., middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 per year.
During the interview Friday that Stephanopoulos asked Romney if he believes that “middle income” in the U.S. is around $100,000 per year.
“No,” Romney replied, “middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less.”
The U.S. census bureau reported on Thursday that the U.S. median annual household income in 2011 was $50,054 — that is, half of American households make about $50,000 or less. That number is down 1.5 percent from the 2010 median, declining for the second year in a row.