Read it in the WSJ: from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...7326914.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion Perhaps the most pernicious part of his statement was the underestimating of the rich and poor and the elasticized expansion of the term "middle income" or middle class. Romney suggests that 95 percent of Americans are in this group. Not true. According to the Census Bureau, the official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent. . . . At the very least, nearly a fourth of all Americans are either poor or rich. That would leave about three-fourths somewhere in the middle, but not all middle class. Tricking the poor to believe they're in it, and allowing the wealthy to hide in it, is one of the great modern political deceptions and how we've arrived at our current predicament. According to a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted last month, nearly a fifth of families making less than $15,000 said that they were middle class and nearly two-fifths of those making more than $100,000 said that they were middle class.