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    STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

    BOSTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is promising to reduce taxes on middle-income Americans.

    But how does he define "middle-income"? The Republican presidential nominee defined it Friday as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year and less.

    The definition of "middle income" or the "middle class" is politically charged as Romney and President Barack Obama fight to win over working-class voters. Romney would be among the wealthiest presidents, if elected, and Democrats have repeatedly painted him as out of touch with average people.

    Obama also has set his definition for "middle class" as families with income of up to $250,000 a year.[...]

    His campaign later clarified that Romney was referencing household income, not individual income.

    The Census Bureau reported this week that the median household income — the midpoint for the nation — is just over $50,000.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 03:34:15 PM PDT

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