Don't ever think of telling President Obama he is a lame duck. He has too many things he still wants to accomplish before he leaves and beginning the process of lifting up the middle class is at the top of his list.
The term "inequality" has been in the front of the news lately, not only because President Obama has made it a central part of his second term agenda, but also because many economists and political scientists recognize that for our democracy to survive, the current trends of increasing inequality must be abated.
Have you ever had someone ask you why you just don't just leave the country whenever you express even the slightest frustration with the status quo? It's a common refrain from those who believe in American exceptionalism and is something I've heard so often that I've begun to push back more forcefully against those who suggest I leave my homeland because I have the gall to question
One of the most misunderstood and falsely maligned Federal programs in the United States is Section 8 of the United States Housing Act.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the national poverty rate for the continental US (for 2014) is $11,670/year. That's for one person, living by themselves. For every extra person in the household, you add $4,060.
Middle Class News & Opinion Articles
|Wed Aug 19, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
After 10 years as a McDonald’s cashier in Los Angeles, Albina Ardon earns just $9.05 an hour. For most of her time there, Ardon, 28, has been deeply frustrated because her...
|Sun Mar 08, 2015 | politico.com|
When Mohammad Emwazi was unmasked as “Jihadi John,” the London-accented Islamic State executioner, the news media wasted no time in dispatching journalists to his...
|Thu Jan 29, 2015 | huffingtonpost.com|
America's resurgence is real. With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from recession freer to write our...
|Wed Jan 28, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
Those who earn the least pay the most in nearly every state across America. Or rather, the poorest citizens pay the highest proportion of their incomes to local and state...
|Sat Jan 17, 2015 | politico.com|
President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday night to stake out a populist vision of tax reform and new middle-class benefits — and practically...
|Fri Jan 09, 2015 | talkingpointsmemo.com|
As Republicans take control of Congress for the first time since 2006, the Democrats' crushing midterm defeat and the rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have empowered...
Democratic Legislation that Benefits Middle Class
|12/17/10||$136 billion in tax relief for 21 million middle class households through patch to the Alternative Minimum Tax for 2010 & 2011||2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise|
|02/17/09||$100 billion in education aid to prevent lay-offs, modernize schools, award Pell grants and help low income children & special education programs||2009 Stimulus Bill|
|02/17/09||$70 billion in tax relief for middle class workers by patching the Alternative Minimum Tax for one year||2009 Stimulus Bill|
|02/17/09||Tax credit of $400 per worker ($800 per couple) for middle income workers for 2009 & 2010 totaling $116 billion||2009 Stimulus Bill|
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