the utter decline on the middle class has come at the hands of liberals and their anti-prosperity mantra.
as liberals continue to push regulations after regulation and the cost to do business goes up the middle class will continue to hurt.
the problem isn't so much the middle class as it is the lower incomes moving up into the middle class.
that is what you saw in the 80's a huge movement from the lower levels to the middle. since then those in the middle class have moved up.
Yes, the middle class has been disappearing, but they haven't fallen into the lower class, they've risen into the upper class - AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas
however the lower incomes won't move upward till they get the job skills and knowledge to move into the middle class.
high school diploma's and working at mcdonald's won't do it and never will.
Open up ANWR to drilling.
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