As Democrats ponder their future, Biden makes a plea for a focus on the middle class

Over a career in elected public office lasting more than 46 years, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has seen campaigns from the rudimentary, family-run effort that first launched him unexpectedly to the U.S. Senate as a 29-year-old to the sophisticated, data-driven juggernaut that helped elect him and Barack Obama twice to the nation’s highest offices. But rarely has he trusted anything […]

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The Middle Class Is Doing Worse Than You Think

It seems like everyone is concerned about economic inequality these days. A Gallup poll in January showed that more than two-thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with the way income and wealth are distributed, and politicians from both parties are talking about the problems facing the middle class. But the problem may be even worse than Americans think. A new report […]

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Obama Budget Proposal: Tie Tax Hike For Rich To Cuts For Middle Class

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget would raise taxes on many wealthy individuals while providing an estimated 13.5 million Americans a tax break, the White House announced Monday, in the latest manifestation of Democrats’ midterm election agenda. Obama’s budget, to be rolled-out on Tuesday, would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for Americans without children, while expanding the Child and Dependent Care […]

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