Posted by Brian McCullough
Last week, after Charlie Gibson’s assertion in the last debate that people earning $200,000 a year qualified as middle class, I got into a discussion with my fellow travelers about what exactly you’d earn to qualify as middle class.
Then I saw this article in yesterday’s NYTimes about the $20-an-hour wage and how it’s now a thing of history.
The article states quite simply that
$41,600 annually […] many experts consider the minimum income necessary to put a family of four into the middle class.
When I was a kid, I was under the impression that $60,000 a year made you almost rich. I’m definitely not under that impression anymore. I wonder how a family of four can even make it on $41,600 a year these days.
Just curious… what salary do you guys think means middle class these days? Hit me up in the comments.
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