Written today in USA Today
In a sense, the Obamas face a dilemma that many upper-middle-class families do in most big cities: Open, egalitarian systems offer lots of school choices — but the best ones fill up fast (and admission each fall is by lottery if applicants outnumber slots). Still, few can match the offerings of pricey private schools.
So, with each of the them pulling in over $200K, plus increased book royalties, and the built-in equity from Rezco on their Chicago mansion, the Obamas are upper-middle class. That makes McCain's scoffed-at response of $250K for middle class at the Saddleback Church interview spot-on according to USA Today. I find this humorous.