The Corner

Re: Umm, Larry…

I’m getting flack from e-mailers who are saying, “Oh, cops make a lot where I live too, and so do teachers.” I’m sure they do, and it’s very nice. But it’s still the case that 95 percent of American households have incomes lower than $157,000 a year. Five percent is a lot of households, true — 5 million or so. But to write as though a $150,000 salary in America puts you smack dab in the middle of the middle class, which was Larry’s rhetorical purpose, just doesn’t jibe with the way lives are lived in America. 

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