Improving a wall won’t save America’s crumbling middle class
( CNN) America’s middle class is starting to crumble.
When we delivered that letter in a notebook announced “The Two-Income Trap” back in 2003, it seemed reasonably appalling. Today , not so much.
Step up investments in public education. Rein in the costs of college and cut outstanding student loan debt. Establish universal preschool and inexpensive child care. Upgrade infrastructure mass transit, force, communications to make it easier to build good, middle-class responsibilities here in America. Recognize that the modern economy is also possible risky, so that a stronger safety net is involved today more than ever. Strengthen disability coverage, retirement coverage and paid sick leave. And for heaven’s purpose, placed a strong polouse on Wall street so banks can’t build entire firms on cheating parties.