Republicans Must Refocus on Restoring the American Dream

American is a nation of go-getters. We have become the wealthiest nation on earth because, above all things, we work for it. That’s a point Marco Rubio made in the same speech in which he suspended his campaign for the presidency. We are a hopeful people, and we have every right to be hopeful. For…
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Can Highfalutin Hillary Convince Voters She Understands the Middle Class?

She’s a millionaire, jet-setting diplomat with one of the most recognizable last names in the country. She’s got a public speaking career that pays her six figures per hour, wrote a book for which she received a $14 million advance, and, as a hobby, has a foundation that allows her to flit across the globe…
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Republicans Have a Middle Class Agenda. Now It’s Time to Sell It

President Obama begins almost every speech these days by reciting the economic indicators that work in his favor. The unemployment rate is falling, the manufacturing sector is adding jobs, the housing market is rebounding, and on and on it goes. But that’s far from the full story. For instance, you’ll never hear him brag about…
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Obama’s “Middle Class Economics” is Anything But Helpful to the Middle Class

Six years ago President Obama acknowledged that “the strength of our economy can me measured directly by the strength of our middle class.” And yet, for all the subsequent bloviating about inequality and the attempt to leverage class resentment, the president has not put forward an agenda that is focused on improving the everyday lives…
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Democrats Have Failed the Middle Class – But They’re Telling Voters the Opposite

Democrats are determined to convince voters that they care about the middle class. In March of this year Senate Democrats unveiled the “A Fair Shot for Everyone” agenda – a grab bag of populist policy proposals designed to win the votes of middle class voters. “These are not just Democratic agenda items – this is…
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New EPA Regulations the Latest Obama Attack on the Middle Class

In case you’ve missed it, the middle-class is not faring well in this so-called recovery. Catherine Rampell writes in the New York Times: “For the first time in over a year, median annual income fell by a statistically significant amount from the previous month, according to a report from Sentier Research. Median annual household income…
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