Friday, April 18, 2008

Middle Class

Ezra Klein does a little homework on Charlie "I've got a lemon in my mouth" Gibson's middle Class:

The first five columns are the breakdown of incomes in 20% brackets. Thus, the second 20% income average is $34738. The income for the top five percent is the maroon bar, and the "middle class" that Chuck Gibson refers to in the debate is the final column. It looks to me like "middle class" is really in the $40 k/year range.

Good job Chuck. I suspect Gibson passes the middle class income level in the first five minutes of his broadcast.

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