Friday, January 30, 2009

Task Force for the Middle Class

Today, President Obama announced that he has formed a task force to study the problems facing the middle class and workers in the United States. Vice President Biden will chair the committee. Biden laid out his vison for the task force in an op-ed that appeared in the USA Today. Signaling that the effort will look beyond tax reform, Biden will bring together a host of agencies from education, human services, and labor to develop new ideas and suggest policy initiatives.

Transcript of Obama's remarks announcing the task force

Voice of America reported the story as an effort to address concerns of not just the middle class, but also the poor

The president said poor Americans would not be forgotten, and that his administration wants to make sure they benefit from American prosperity as well, as long as they are willing to work for it.

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