Great Re­ces­sion elim­i­nated mid­dle class in U.S.

The Morning Call - - TOWN SQUARE -

In re­sponse to a re­cent let­ter to the edi­tor in The Morn­ing Call from Charles Schul­ter (“Where is promised 10% tax cut for mid­dle class?”) — there is no longer a mid­dle class. That went away in the re­ces­sion of 2008-2009 when the con­struc­tion in­dus­try got hit. We are now the work­ing poor, only mak­ing enough for nec­es­sary bills and keep­ing health ben­e­fits.

It is my opin­ion we need to stop re­ly­ing on the top of the po­lit­i­cal lad­der and make the lo­cal lead­ers re­spon­si­ble for qual­i­fied lead­er­ship, fair taxes and the like.

I al­ways told my kids, “think glob­ally but act lo­cally.” So should we all.

Deb­o­rah Con­klin North Catasauqua

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