Household Income Quintiles | Tax Policy Center

The big takeaway from information is that those making over $200K are in the top 20% of earners, therefore not “middle” income, and in most cases not “middle class.”

Every conversation about domestic policy should begin with this information. Fines and fees should be progressive like taxation.

Income limits and mean income for each quintile of household income.

Source: Household Income Quintiles | Tax Policy Center