Why Hit The Middle Class? That's Where The Money Is

All through the Presidential campaign, when candidates Paul Tsongas and Ross Perot called for middle-class sacrifice, Bill Clinton fought back. "The rich get the gold mine, and the middle class gets the shaft," he said often. On the stump, Clinton vowed to cut the budget deficit but said he would do it on the backs of foreign corporations and the rich. Average Janes and Joes would get a break, he promised. "People who would be eligible for some sort of tax relief--and would be immunized from paying any more--would be families with family income of $80,000 a year or less," Clinton told voters only five days before the election.

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