Deirdre Fulton: ‘Everything is Awesome’? Not So Much for Middle Class, Says Warren

Something to think about.

Vox Populi

Despite positive economic indicators, ‘America’s middle class is in deep trouble,’ says the progressive senator…

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“For more than thirty years, too many politicians in Washington have made deliberate choices that favored those with money and power,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said at the AFL-CIO’s first National Summit on Raising Wages, held Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

But by raising the minimum wage, supporting organized labor, breaking up big banks, and rejecting corporate-friendly trade deals and tax codes, it is possible to “un-rig the system,” she said.

Pivoting off a recent Politico article titled “Everything is Awesome,” in which journalist Michael Grunwald outlined several ways in which the U.S. economy appears to be on the upswing, Warren declared that “despite these cheery numbers, America’s middle class is in deep trouble.”

“A lot of broad national economic statistics say our economy is getting better, and it is true that the economy overall…

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