By a nearly 3-to-1 margin (58-20%), American voters believe that the lives of children have become worse rather than better over the last ten years, as key indicators of child well-being continue to decline.
Does the middle class win, or does Wall Street win? If Obama chooses Wall Street, gives into the banks on all these issues, and hurts senior citizens with Social Security cuts, he will break apart the Democratic coalition and doom his re-election chances.
In 1986, Ronald Reagan explained that "vanishing loopholes and a minimum tax will mean that everybody and every corporation pay their fair share." It's time for the GOP to take a page from their hero's playbook.
If the Republicans get their way and turn Medicaid into a so-called block grant, millions of seniors would be thrown out of nursing homes and middle class families would be slammed with crushing health care costs.