October 14, 2014

Mark Pryor’s Definition Of Middle Class: $200,000

Mark Pryor’s definition of middle class in Arkansas is $200,000 a year. On the contrary, $200,000 a year puts one in the top 5 percentile of earners in Arkansas. Pryor, of course, is a part of this group, but 95 percent of Arkansans are not.

According to the U.S. Census, the median income in Arkansas is about $40,531.

Pryor’s definition of middle class in Arkansas is 5 times what the median income is in Arkansas. His definition of middle class also shows how out of touch Pryor has become since going to Washington, D.C. 12 years ago.