First, let's define middle class. Our friends in Washington say the middle class ends at $75K if you're single. and that may be true in certain parts of the nation, but not here in the Northeast, Massachusetts in particular. In summary, if you make over $75,000 (singles) or $150,000 (couples), you did not receive a stimulus check last year and you will not recieve one under Obama's plan. Let's get another thing straight also...couples making $150K are a LOT wealthier than a single person making $75K. A frikkn' LOT wealthier! Now, as part of Obama's stimulus, there's a new $7,500 tax credit for first time home buyers that won't have to be paid back...and guess what? If you're single and make over $75K, you're not eligible! but if you're married and make $148K, you're eligible. I guess I'm wondering what happened to Obama's definition of wealthy being over $200K? He said he would increase taxes only upon those earning over that amount which is an admission that is his definition of wealthy. Yet nothing he has done or plans to do will help anyone earning over $75K if you're single (which I am). So what do people like me get for the much higher tax rate we pay? It would seem, not much. My taxes are going to go to rebuild schools, pay for others stimulus checks and credits to help them buy homes. But they're telling people like me we don't need any help. Never mind the fact that 12 years ago I was making $32K a year. So I have little accumulated wealth built up. I'm sure there are many others like me but we don't represent a large enough constituency to be counted. If anyone else is in a similar positon, it makes me feel my gov't is flipping me the bird and saying tough sh1t. Oh, here's a couple more tidbits for people earning over $75k; 1. They have their 401K's capped at 2% above their co.'s average. which is 6% annually for me 2. They can't contribute to Roth IRA's or any other tax deferred retirement program at all I guess I need to find a good accountant/investment advisor to show me how I can screw the IRS back. I've never wanted to go that route, but if they want to forget about me, I'm going to try me best to give them as little of my money as possible.