I'm not referring to the commonly held notion that the number of people in the so-called middle class is shrinking. Instead, I'm referring to the fact that the definition of people who will be getting a middle class tax cut from an Obama administration is shrinking.
Originally Sen. Barack Obama assured the American people that if you make less than $250,000 you'll be getting a tax cut.
Then, in some stump speeches, the number miraculously changed to $200,000.
Nobel Prize winning columnist Paul Krugman revealed that the Bush tax cuts would be rolled back (i.e. taxes raised) on the top to quintiles of taxpayers -- which is tragically those making $182,500 or more.
Then Joe the six-term senator started saying that everyone making less than $150,000 a year would get a tax cut.
Now, you've got Obama surrogate Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico putting the number at $120,000.
Pretty soon that middle class tax cut promise will go the way of the I'll-take-public-financing-if-the-Republican-candidated-does-too promise.
Don't say you weren't warned.