Third Way Perspectives
Archive for February, 2009
February 2nd, 2009
Originally posted on CNN.com
If you’re a respiratory therapist, a recreational bicyclist, a victim of Lyme disease, or concerned about animal cruelty or Third World farming practices, Washington has a champion for you. On Capitol Hill, lobbyists for business, trade associations and interest groups outnumber members of Congress by a ratio of 64 to 1.
But if you’re someone with kids earning $70,000 a year, someone’s who’s saving for college, saving for retirement and hoping your parents stay well—if you’re living the life of a typical middle-class American family—well, the last eight years in Washington have been a black hole for the middle class.