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Middle Class Families

Rep. Steve Israel: Let's Start With Child Care

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Rep. Steve Israel

Many of my constituents tell me about the struggles they've faced when figuring out how to balance a career -- and a much-needed income -- with raising children. Or they talk about deciding whether it was financially worth it for them to return to work versus staying home with their kids.

Don't Pull Up the Ladder

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

As the nation heads toward a multicultural, multiracial future, sustained growth hinges on our ability to apply everyone's talents and creativity to building the next economy.

'Plan B' Isn't a Plan at All

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There are now only 12 days left for Congress to reach an agreement to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff," yet Republicans are still insisting on a plan that will harm our economy and risks our ability to compete in the 21st century.

Household Debt Hits New Low

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money

American households have gotten their financial footing back when it comes to debt and that could help the economy recover faster, economists say. ...

Relief for Middle Class Families

Lawrence H. Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence H. Summers

It has been a trying time for Americans since the recession began nearly two and a half years ago, and we still have a long way to go. Relief for middle class families is indispensable to our efforts to lay a new foundation for our future prosperity.

Child Care Cuts Force Parents Back on Welfare

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Poor and already vulnerable mothers and children are being hard hit by budget cuts to child care assistance, leaving working parents without child-care help, making them lose their jobs, and forcing them back onto welfare.

Arthur Delaney

Reactions To The State Of The Union From People Being Squeezed Out Of The Middle Class | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama spoke in his State of the Union address about how health insurance reform could help middle class families. "I took on health care b...

Peaceful Revolution: Congress: Include Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act in the Recovery Package!

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Astonishingly enough, what the government often does is give breaks to everyone except the people who need them the most. Less than 40 percent of unemployed workers receive UI benefits.