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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fox Thinks $250 K is a Middle Class Salary

Fox Business Network commentators Neil Cavuto and Charles Payne think that a salary of $250,000 a year qualifies one to be solidly middle class but not really rich.  They claim that at $250 K, " they have the same fears as someone making 50, a household making 50 grand, they really do - particularly if they live in a place like New York or Los Angeles."  Actually Neil and Charles, there's a big, big difference between $250 K and the median income of $50 K;  you guys should try living on $50 K, and see whether an extra $200 K wouldn't make you a lot more comfortable.


At Fox they think you are just middle class

If the salary you earn's only two-fifty K

'Though you're doing all right, lots of bills you amass;

You're not really rich, they're trying to say.


It's far better than most, you must admit.

It's five times the median; that's quite a bit.

So if for your taxes you pay a bit more,

It's not going to kill you - it won't make you poor.

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