Middle class a matter of income, attitude - USA TODAY

Do you realize how many times you've told us how you had come from a lesser household income with your wife quitting, then you go and make statements involving upper middle class income levels being close to 1%ers. You of all people should be realistic about number ranges. $200k/year is already top 5%. $400k+ is the 1%.

This image shows the size and distribution of the United States middle class by income level

Like most other markets, much of the excitement in India is in the passenger vehicle segment. Robust growth in middle class income levels and easier credit availability have sustained demand growth for passenger cars. Most major global manufacturers are already present in the country, while some of the domestic manufacturers are entering overseas markets.

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concomitant salaries that would fuel a leap to middle class income levels will come from This image shows the size and distribution of the United States middle class by income level. The income level range that determines middle class standing in the United States is between approximately $40,000 – $80,ooo. This is not to be confused with lower and upper middle class. As you can see from the image, approximately 32,000,000 of the US’s 115,463,035 households in the US fall in to this “middle class” range by income level. The largest concentrations of these households being in the far east, east, and far west of the United States.

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3. Threat of harm. Members mostly come from low to middle class income levels. Some of them live in truly horrific living situations (no electricity, a home overrun with cockroaches, no food or running water), and others are psychologically unstable. As a female physician driving alone into a very rural area to conduct a physical exam on a male patient who is actively psychotic… this can be dangerous. You never know what or who you will face. I have had to call social services on numerous occasions and have narrowly escaped inappropriate sexual advances.

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Like most other markets, much of the excitement in India is in the passenger vehicle segment. Robust growth in middle class income levels and easier credit availability have sustained demand growth for passenger cars. Most major global manufacturers are already present in the country, while some of the domestic manufacturers are entering overseas markets.As the lower class demographics move from lower-to-middle class income levels, they will spend more on brand name consumer products. Emerging markets contribute almost 33% of current revenue, and that figure continues to grow every year. Similar to Coca-Cola (NYSE:), P&G products exhibit qualities that make consumer groups with disposable income attracted to them.Why do we work? Why do we care about being productive? Ultimately it’s so that we have more time and more money to do the things that we enjoy. But there is a catch. According to a theory called the , our happiness stays in pretty much the same place regardless of what happens to us in life. It may move for a while if someone close to you dies, or if you win the lottery, but within a few months most people will return to their baseline level of happiness. There is one caveat. Your happiness only stays the same above some baseline level of achievement. For instance, being dirt poor does not lead to the same level of happiness as being filthy rich, but once you reach middle class income levels, there is little happiness variation as income increases.This does not make any sense. We're not talking about the marginal propensity to spend for middle class people. Both of your charts cut off at fairly middle class income levels (albeit a little on the side of high-middle class) - at >$100K and >75K, respectively. The tax cuts we're trying to let expire are for individuals making over $200K or families making over $250K. Marginal propensity to spend at those levels are really low because they have everything they need - and - want.