I'm wrecked. Just saw Michael Steele on Hardball.
I'm paraphrasing here but this is essentially what he said, "for a family of four, $250k, even adjusted gross, that's not rich, divided by 12."
I'd like to divide 250k/12, carry the two, put it into a sock and smack Michael Steele over the head with it.
Chris Matthews, who I like off and on, replied with, "depends on where you live". Joy Reid seemed the only sane one, reminding that 250k was the top 6%.
This is what we're left with. Our US Conress and the national media, whether right wing or progressive, are all in the top 5% and so far removed from the lives of working people. Both Steele and Matthews, who presumably understand the poverty level is $22000/yr for a family of 4, don't see those making more than 10x that as rich.
I'm despairing of ever seeing truly progressive media or governing with the growing income gap between the 80/20%, never mind the 98/2%.