When it comes to lending a helping hand to poor people, there seems to be a double standard. The government requires states to match funds for poverty relief, while banks get stimulus money without a fee.
A "new economy" is emerging in America, and it has not been kind to most Americans. This fall is the time for the president to make it clear that he has a strategy to ensure their success in this new economy.
Let's hope that when Obama speaks Congress he outlines not only a bold program to provide health care for all Americans, but also a set of proposals to lift the middle class out of its currently dismal economic condition.
We project that by counting big businesses in the United States and Europe as small businesses the Obama Administration may be shortchanging middle class firms out of as much as $100 billion a year in contracts.
What's fascinating is not how incredibly out of touch with Middle American reality the super wealthy are, but how willing the media are to promote the super wealthy's whines as legitimate and justified.