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Who Killed the Middle Class?

johnm h Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:42 AM
I like pat on politics and cultural issues but his economics is 1930 union boss. He doesn't understand, but neither do many others on the hill.
"It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class."

So said Barack Obama in his State of the Union.

And for one of his ideas to reignite that engine, Republicans applauded.

"And tonight, I am announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union -- because trade that is free and fair across the Atlantic supports millions of good-paying American jobs."

One wonders if any of those in the hall who rose robotically at the phrase "free and fair" were...