Stories tagged: middle class
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class
House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America’s middle class. Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Hard to define America’s middle class, courted by both sides
President Donald Trump and Republican leaders are promoting their tax-cutting plan as needed relief for the stressed American middle class and a catalyst for job creation.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Trump, House GOP at odds over changes to 401(k) plans
The congressman who heads the House tax-writing panel isn’t ruling out changes to the 401(k) retirement program to raise revenue for tax cuts, despite President Donald Trump’s fresh promise that …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
White House says tax plan to help business, middle class
A proposed tax overhaul set to come out this week from Republicans will offer help for the middle class and businesses, President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary said.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Middle class comes plodding back
People are reassured, because the economy’s steady, if plodding, performance seems to embody middle-class virtues: order, predictability and hard work.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: American middle class bounces back
The middle-class comeback may be the year’s most underreported story.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
Jane Nelson-Low and Mary Lou Johnson: Clean up state tax code to help working families
Washington has the
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
Middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year
The incomes of typical Americans rose in 2015 by 5.2 percent, the first significant boost to middle-class pay since the end of the Great Recession, the Census Bureau reported on …
Tue., May 31, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Good news for middle class!
The task of journalism is not just to scare, delight, surprise or crusade. It is also to present an accurate picture of the world
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
Middle class shrinking in major U.S. cities, Pew finds
In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Income advances slowed, not reversed
Tax, immigration reform needed to slow increasing gap in incomes.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Study: US middle-class families are no longer in the majority
The nation’s middle class, long a pillar of the U.S. economy and foundation of the American dream, has shrunk to the point where it no longer constitutes the majority of …
Fri., May 2, 2014, 3:08 p.m.
Symposium puts focus on plight of middle class
Spokane business owner Ron Reed is spending about $5,000 of his own money to give area residents a two-hour sit-down next week with the Northwest’s best-known advocate for helping save …
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013
Trickle-up economics drowns middle class
Ten years ago, Kaiser gave up on its Mead plant. The plant had been idled in 2000, but in 2003, the company formally stopped holding out hope for a reopening. …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 7:02 p.m.
Embattled Obama declares in speech, ‘I don’t quit’
Declaring “I don’t quit,”’ President Barack Obama fought to recharge his embattled presidency with a State of the Union vow to get jobless millions back to work and to stand …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2010, 5:19 p.m.
AP sources: Obama to seek freeze on part of budget
President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday. Separately, Obama unveiled plans to help a …
Sat., Jan. 31, 2009
Vice president to lead task force on middle class
WASHINGTON – For anyone expecting Vice President Joe Biden to disappear in a sea of strong-willed Cabinet heavyweights, an event at the White House on Friday morning was a signal: …