itt Romney on Friday said he considered those making between $200,000 and $250,000 as falling in the middle-income category, an arguably embarrassing gaffe for the multimillionaire candidate, who has been criticized for failing to connect with ordinary voters. (The median household income in the U.S. is $50,000.) Romney's cutoff is significant because President Obama has proposed allowing Bush-era tax cuts expire for those making $250,000 or more.
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