Romney: Somebody’s that’s fallen from the middle class to poverty in my opinion is still middle class

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Today is caucus day in Iowa, and we were there bright and early at Java Joe’s in Des Moines.

We had a big show, and Mitt Romney even stopped by on what will no doubt be a busy day for him.

Here’s one thing he had to say on how he’d help the country’s poor and working class if elected president.

“I want to make sure [as president] we have a safety net that cares for those that are poor. But I want to get those that are poor into the middle class. My ambition is to make sure we start creating jobs again in this country, and that we have rising median incomes as opposed to the 10 percent decline we’ve seen in the past four years. To get people back into work, get higher incomes, and let people have a middle income life standard they’ve had in the past…Somebody’s that’s fallen from the middle class to poverty in my opinion is still middle class. I want to get them back into the lifestyle that a middle class individual would expect in this country.”

Romney: Somebody's that's fallen from the middle class to poverty in my opinion is still middle class

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