Okay, so now you're just throwing out a range of disparate things and not in any way refuting the point.
Again, this really isn't hard; there is no consensus on what constitutes middle class. Lots of definitions do in fact begin at $20,000- others don't. I realise that it makes you very angry that this is true but be that as it may.
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"Depending on class model used, the middle class may constitute anywhere from 25% to 66% of households."
"Everyone wants to believe they are middle class...But this eagerness...has led the definition to be stretched like a bungee cord — used to defend/attack/describe everything...The Drum Major Institute...places the range for middle class at individuals making between $25,000 and $100,000 a year. "
And yes, you will also find quotes which support your view too... proving my point that there is no agreed upon definition! This is just a weird argument.
Oh, and by the way Max, it is incredibly
unlikely that your premiums are going to rise next year due to Obamacare. It is literally impossible that they are rising due to it this year since the main provisions of Obamacare which will raise premiums for a select few while slowing their growth for the majority don't actually kick in until 2014. I'd check your sources; most likely its your insurer just trying to sneak in some more above-inflation rises while they can.