JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS: “We need leadership to deescalate tensions, open lines of communication and brings us together. To heal and to hope. As president that’s precisely what I’ll do. But true justice is also about jobs, good paying jobs, financial stability… Giving families of color a real shot at a home, start a small business, […]

Read More… from 10/18/2020


MIDDLE CLASS/OBAMACARE (ACA): “What’s the average middle-class person fear most? They’re trying to tear down the Affordable Care Act. We’re going to build on it, adding a new health insurance option. A not-for-profit public option, which is going to give private insurers real competition. We’re going to increase the subsidies so premiums are lower and […]

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JOBS/JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS/UNIONS: “I know and understood from the very beginning of consciousness about this, that Wall Street and CEOs didn’t build this country, the middle-class built this country and unions built the middle class. That’s why I’ve laid out a comprehensive agenda, not just to rebuild our communities, but to make bold investments so […]

Read More… from 10/2/2020


MIDDLE CLASS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump broke his promise. He said he was running for the forgotten American. As soon as he got elected, he forgot them. I’ll never forget. You know, I understand what you do. Wall Street did not build this country. CEOs did not build this country; hard working average American people, […]

Read More… from 9/30/2020


JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS: “Biden is waging war against the American middle class. I think most of you are not middle class. You’re upper class. You’re the elite. You know the way they talk about the elite, the elite, they’re really elite. I see them. They’re not elite. You’re the elite. ‘The elite has decided.’ Boy, […]

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JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS/UNIONS: “Folks have figured out, it’s not the financial wizards of Wall Street that made this country run, or make it run. It’s you, America’s essential workers. You’re the folks breaking your necks, risking your lives, keeping the country going, in our hospitals, on our streets, in our schools. I’ve said it time […]

Read More… from 9/7/2020


CLIMATE CHANGE/DEMS/VENEZUELA: “The policies required to implement this [Green New Deal] extreme agenda would mean the death of American prosperity and the end of the American middle class. It would mean, I think, even worse than that. It would destroy our country. I used to say, ‘Would become another Venezuela.’ Same ideology. You would become […]

Read More… from 7/29/2020


JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS: “We need to make high-quality child care affordable and accessible. As president, I’ll give every 3- and 4-year-old access to free, high-quality preschool. And low- to middle-income families won’t spend more than 7% of their income on quality care for children under age 5.” -Joe Biden, Twitter.com, July 21, 2020 2:18 pm […]

Read More… from 7/21/2020


JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS/UNION: “Look, what’s happened around America is, look at the efforts to prevent unions from organizing. Look at the efforts that now you have to sign non-compete agreements if you for a fast-food chain, so you won’t go across town to get another job at a fast-food chain. Look at what’s happening to […]

Read More… from 11/1/2019


ECONOMY/JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS: “Look — go back to your own neighborhood. Find me middle-class folks who think they’re better off. Find me anybody out there who thinks their children are going to be as well-off as they are… The vast — all the studies show, if a parent — if a middle-class person got a […]

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ECONOMY/JOE BIDEN/MIDDLE CLASS: “Look, my north star is the middle class. When the middle class does well, everybody does well.” [Chris Cuomo: “How do you do better for them, economically, if not with these 70 percent tax rates?”] “Well, three things, one, I do raise the tax rate to 39.5 percent. I do, in fact, […]

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CONGRESS/GOP/MIDDLE CLASS/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and the top Republican tax-writer in Congress, House and Ways Means Chair Kevin Brady of Texas, conceded on Wednesday [10-31-18] there was zero chance that middle-class Americans will see their taxes cut this year. It was the first time the White House had returned to a last-ditch campaign […]

Read More… from 10/31/2018


GOP/MIDDLE CLASS/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump couldn’t get Obamacare repeal, an infrastructure plan or a border wall, but there’s one big wish-list item he’s succeeded in conjuring into reality: tax cuts. The greatest policy success of his first year in office was passing a landmark tax reform, something the Republican Party hadn’t been able […]

Read More… from 10/23/2018


ECONOMY/MIDDLE CLASS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The income of the median American household has finally rebounded from the damage caused by the 2008 financial crisis, a significant milestone in the nation’s painfully slow economic recovery. Median household income reached $61,372 in 2017, the Census Bureau reported on Wednesday [9-12-18], a number that it said was statistically indistinguishable […]

Read More… from 9/12/2018