Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

What happened to the middle class?

Heard last night on PBS News Hour.

The top 1% of income earners control more wealth than the bottom 90% of earners.

No wonder we have problems! We need a strong, vibrant middle class in order to have a strong, vibrant nation. end


At Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:29:00 PM, Anonymous Richard Z said...

And how do you propose we go about establishing a strong and vibrant middle class?

At Tuesday, August 02, 2011 11:50:00 AM, Blogger Judy D. Hanson said...

I might be able to make an educated comment after I read, "Winner Take All Politics" by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pearson.

Evidently our tax system is stacked against middle and lower income earners and the result is that for many of those people we would call middle class, the take home -adjusted for inflation pay - has not changed much since the 1970's.


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