First Steps for a Strong Middle Class

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

“Fairness demands that the nation prioritize good jobs, particularly after a decade of the most generous tax cuts for the well-to-do. Investing in jobs is not only the right thing to do, but it will place America on a path to sustainable economic growth. The best way to be fair to working people, grow the economy, and reduce our deficit is to create jobs.” 

Column: Fiscal cliff means the rich need to step up - USA Today

What should Walmart do to fix the way it treats its workers, and help America’s working class? This letter to the Walton Family has some great ideas of how Walmart can get the ball rolling.  

A Letter to the Walton Family - Huffington Post

“While Republicans argue about whether or not they are willing to break ties with Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge, President Obama has decided to make the middle class the focus of his campaign for a deal to help avoid going over the fiscal cliff that came from last year’s debt ceiling debate.” 

Obama focuses on fiscal cliff impact on middle class - MSNBC

What’s good for the middle class is good for America. If you want our economy to boom, we need to make sure the middle class has the purchasing power to buy goods, which keeps businesses growing.  

Consumers to spend less if middle-class taxes rise: White House - Reuters

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The great American middle class wasn’t something that just happened – it was built brick by brick. It was built by soldiers returning from war and a government that repaid them by giving them a shot at college.