Make-or-break moment for middle class

By Neera Tanden – A year ago Thursday (Dec 6) in Osawatomie, Kansas, President Barack Obama delivered a fiery defense of the middle class.

“This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class,” Obama told the crowd, hundreds of whom had lined up overnight in frigid conditions.

The middle class faces another make-or-break moment in the intensifying fiscal showdown.

There’s a crucial role for government in nurturing a stronger middle class. A role beyond just shoveling capital into the hands of the rich and praying the fruits of their investment trickle down to everyone else. more>

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