These people are complete assholes. Do you know what the bottom 20% of households earn each year?
$0 to $18,500.
The “journalist” does not mention the numbers.
And guess what the “middle 20 percent” earn each year?
$35,000 to $55,000
How much debt do these households have? How much of their income goes to consumer staples? Do they have any excess income to purchase new technology? Assuming 235 working days per year, the bottom 20% earn about $80 a day. They must spend their income over 365 days which gives $50 a day.