Originally Posted by KC native
Being above the poverty line does not equate to being middle class. Your deductions are haphazard, nonsensical, and filtered through the spooge Grover Norquist left in your eye.
We need a definition of middle class. The poverty line is a nice bright line. American poor are pretty well-off anyway. A good portion of the middle class in Nicaragua would probably be considered impoverished here in the US.