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The Miracle the Middle Class Is Waiting For

Congress can't alleviate all its anxieties, but can it address a few?

Is anyone running this place?

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The pressures on America's middle class confront America's political leaders with their hardest possible test -- one that, to be frank, they're going to fail. That's because the problem doesn't lend itself to one-shot fixes. Instead, it requires a lot of smaller ideas all pulling together. In Washington, this kind of strategic coherence doesn't come naturally.

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