Tuesday Talk: Can middle-class families get ahead?
Many middle-class families struggle to keep a roof over their heads, and pay for food, transportation, and other living necessities. If they're really good savers and aren’t hit with a catastrophic emergency, there’s a little left over for retirement or a college fund. Increasingly, however, middle-class salaries are shrinking. Conservative policy is pushing more of public services’ costs onto families. And now, families face new long-term needs, such as nursing care. No matter who becomes President or who wins control of the state legislature, more cuts and higher individual costs are almost a certainty.
How can a middle-class family ever get ahead?
How can we give these families a more stable footing?