Part of a Series
President Barack Obama has focused on the middle class since taking office, whether in the form of the Affordable Care Act, which addresses the critical middle-class challenge of providing affordable, high-quality health care for families, or by providing tax relief. Increasingly the president and his team are zeroing in on a strong middle class as integral to the vitality of the American economy as a whole—and the State of the Union address coming next Tuesday will be another opportunity to emphasize middle-class-led growth and to mention additional policy measures.
The Center for American Progress website is full of ideas that help the middle class and create jobs. A new column from Senior Policy Analyst Karla Walter highlights additional policies to help rebuild the middle class that should also become part of the national debate.
For more on this topic, please see:
- A Sweet 16 to Build a Strong Middle Class by Karla Walter