Biden's newest assignment: Ensure Prosperity For The Middle Class

I have been wanting to hear more about Biden, and today we finally do:

WASHINGTON — As vice president, Joe Biden will oversee an Obama administration effort to find ways of building up the ranks of the middle class, that ambiguously defined segment of society most Americans identify with.

The task force will include four Cabinet members as well as other presidential advisers, the Obama transition team announced Sunday.

The goal is to recommend proposals to ensure the middle class is “no longer being left behind,” Biden said. The proposals could include executive orders and legislative plans.

“Our charge is to look at existing and future policies across the board and use a yard stick to measure how they are impacting the working and middle-class families,” Biden said in a statement released Sunday. “Is the number of these families growing? Are they prospering? President-elect Obama and I know the economic health of working families has eroded, and we intend to turn that around.”

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One thought on “Biden's newest assignment: Ensure Prosperity For The Middle Class

  1. Hey! That sounds scarily intelligent for a politician. I think, these days, “middle class” refers to the vast majority of ordinary, hard working, basically law abiding people who just want to forge a decent life for themselves and their families.

    Huge as that proportion of the population is, they don’t have a commensurately large voice because, other than getting on with their lives, they mostly just want to be be left largely alone.

    I’ve nothing against rich layabouts, or even wasters, poor or rich – just so long as they don’t expect me to pay for their idle way in life.

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