Financial adjectives are always relative. Only dollar amounts are absolute.
To someone in a Third World country living on $10 a day, $10,000 is an all-but-inconceivable outlandish hoard.
To a minimum wage American worker, it's a fortune.
To a working-class American, it's quite a bit of money.
To a upper-middle class professional making $120,000 a year, it's a moderate-sized chunk of change.
To the CEO of a mid-sized firm making a half-mil a year, it's no big thing.
To a Fortune 500 CEO, it's petty cash.
To a Bilderberg, it's what you ante up playing a hand of blackjack.
Depends on location. In the Third World, an income of $60,000 would enable you to live like a feudal lord. In Middle America, you'd live well. In inland California, you do okay. In the Bay Area of California, or Manhattan, you'd be scraping by.
However, if Romney thinks the average working American is making six figures, he's woefully out of touch.