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Posted on October 20, 2009

White House creates “Middle Class Task Force”

The Obama White House has create a “Middle Class Task Force” with the expressed goal of raising middle class living standards. Its stated purposes are:

  • Expanding education and lifelong training opportunities
  • Improving work and family balance
  • Restoring labor standards, including workplace safety
  • Helping to protect middle-class and working-family incomes
  • Protecting retirement security

It’s hard to imagine government doing anything better…

However, what about the two biggest factors that have led to the decline of the middle class: economic globalization, and mass immigration (both legal and illegal)? If they aren’t addressed, it will be like chopping the tops off of weeds rather than digging up the roots. We have our doubts that the administration will touch these topics (they may touch immigration, making it worse). Let’s wait and see…

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