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  • Hillary Clilnton, (D), who is proposing sweeping measures to ease tuition costs for middle class parents and students to make college more accessible to all Americans.
    Hillary Clinton offers a $350 billion plan to ease tuition costs
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, (D), has offered a proposal that makes sweeping changes in college tuition and the repayment of student loans. In her proposal, which is titled the "new student compact," Clinton proposes that...
  • Hillary Clinton, economics
    'Hillarynomics': She struck a chord
    When reading a headline from The Hill that says Hillary will “go heavy on middle class wages,” the first reaction was “oh boy, look out.” Then, reading further into three main points, a magic word popped out, &ldquo...
  • Vince Lombardi
    Father's day memories: My dad: fiscal conservative, by necessity
    As Capital Region families honor dad this Father's Day 2015, I drift back to honor my father, Andy. He passed away, suddenly in 1993, when I was 36 and too young to lose a father. But it is fitting to honor his life an accomplishments that...
  • Trade bill passes Senate
    Working in the global context, the average goes down in America
    Working in the global context, the average goes down in America while it increases elsewhere.Living and working in any community in America today, one must realize that no person is an island. They may be individuals with equal stature under the...
  • Middle class and sinking fast
    American Middle Class is stuck
    Politicians are stuck answering the wrong questions.If you are in the Middle Class and you feel that you are treading water with regard to your progress, you are probably correct. Mobility in the Middle Class is stagnant. That’s why...
  • Illegal Immigrants demand amnesty
    Middle Class wages decimated by immigration, public opposition at record high
    A new government study shows that decades of mass immigration has obliterated Middle Class wages. As Democrats have spent the last four decades deliberately quadrupling our foreign-born population to forty-one million (via Ted Kennedy's 1968...
  • Karlyn Bowman
    Americans want a good life and not a classification
    Distinguished research executive and scholar Karlyn Bowman at the American Enterprise Institute published an article describing the middle class. She is one of the most respected authorities in data and its meaning in the Beltway. Having devoted...
  • Loss of self-employed persons under President Obama
    Two tales of one economy
    It would seem that within the Obama Administration there are two distinct and apparently opposing views about the economy and middle class. In one view the economy, and therefore the middle class as well, is seeing an improvement. This can be...
  • Obama and middle class
    Oh No’s, Obama promises to help middle class
    In this week’s SOTU speech Obama promised to help the middle class they same way the democrats have been “helping” blacks for fifty years. This can only be in response to the voices he said he heard from the people that did not...
  • President Obama Delivers 2015 State of the Union Address
    Emboldened Obama Lays Out Plan to Boost Middle Class During SOTU
    Invigorated and emboldened by a strong economy that validated his domestic policies and an uplift in approval ratings after a series of bold strokes on immigration, Cuba, climate change, net neutrality and paid family leave, President Barack Obama...
  • Middle-class economy focus of Obama's State of Union address
    Middle-class economy focus of Obama’s State of the Union Address
    President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night before Congress. The booming economy and the plight of the middle class were front and center. Obama began:“We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen...
  • President Obama
    President Obama turned focus of State of the Union toward the middle class
    President Obama delivered the State of the Union address on Tuesday and claimed the nation is ready to turn the page from years of hardship and used his address to promote “middle class economics” in the face of a Republican controlled...
  • President Obama feels good about the 2015 State of the Union Address
    2015 State of the Union Address, a very detailed review
    On January 20, 2015, President Obama entered that House of Representatives and gave his 6th State of the Union Address to the nation. It was the first State of the Union to a Congress controlled by Republicans in both the House and the Senate. It...
  • President Obama Ignores epicenter of the VA scandal
    Obama snubs vets and touts abysmal housing
    President Obama breezed into Phoenix Thursday passing by “ground zero" for the floundering VA center (over 40 dead from waiting) to flaunt the appalling, failing housing market. “This morning, veterans in wheelchairs lined the...
  • Much of our politics can be summed up in a word, selfishness
    Much of our politics can be summed up in a word, selfishness
    In ancient Rome the birthday of Emperors was proclaimed as good news. Nationalism is like a drug. It blinds us to national atrocities and prevents us from changing for the better. The most disloyal Americans are those who refuse to admit our...
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