http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2019154670_apusromney.html Romney: 'Middle-income' between $200K and $250K Mitt Romney is promising to reduce taxes on middle-income Americans. But how does he define "middle-income"? The Republican presidential nominee defined it as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year. Romney commented during an interview broadcast Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America." The Census Bureau reported this week that the median household income - the midpoint for the nation - is just over $50,000. The definition of "middle income" or the "middle class" is politically charged. Both presidential candidates are fighting to win over working-class voters. President Barack Obama has defined "middle class" as income up to $250,000 a year. Obama wants to extend Bush-era tax cuts for those making less than $250,000. Romney wants to extend the tax cuts for everyone.