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Will Barack Save the Middle Class?
Another four years for President Barack Hussein Obama to stand at the white house podium.
And for Michelle Obama to work on the White House garden.
For many this election was a sign for renewed hopefulness, while for others, Obama’s term is nothing to cheer for.
What is known is that, we are in uncertain times. These times are demanding more from us physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Many are still recovering from the housing crisis. A minimum wage earner in New York City cannot afford the city rents. Some insurers, including mine, increased health insurance by over 20%. And food prices continue to rise. It is becoming increasingly difficult for many to live the American Dream.
I know the president, sympathizes with middle class struggles coming from that background. But for those of us trying to get into the middle class or falling out of it, sympathy alone will not work.
The president must set clear and define goals that he will achieve for the middle class. There must be a plan, to improve housing and to jolt stagnant wages through growth. There is also a growing trend of deteriorating workers’ rights. As corporations seek to grow profits for themselves, they have trampled on basic workers’ rights. The Obama administration must show its support for workers.
Mr. President, I will like you to champion middle class issues and the concerns of the poor. Because it is the best chance America has got. Just look at the Middle East uprisings.