People in the middle class provide the majority of tax paying citizens in the United States. In order for any kind of change in our nation to occur we must have that tax money. Furthermore, if the middle class is busy worrying about how they are going to pay bills they are not worrying about the changes that are needed.
It is safe to say that the middle class in this country has been and continues to be the backbone of the United States. Our focus needs to be on helping as many people as we can and creating long term stability. The middle class is falling behind fast in America, and we need to do everything we can to keep the American dream alive.
I think to much focus is put on creating more jobs for the middle class when it should be improving the wages and benefits received from having a middle class job. It is absolutely ridiculous that people are having trouble making ends meet while already holding a middle class job. Wages should be higher for the lower and middle class and entry into the job force should be easier. Many employers nowadays pay their employees dirt for what used to be considered a middle class job. Even more employers require a Bachelors degree for desk jobs and an unpaid, or horribly compensated, internship out of an employee before they even start them out at the lowest pay grade.
We need to fix the jobs we have before completely turning the attention to unemployment.
Creating more jobs for the middle class is very important and should be high on this country's priority list. I just do not think that it should be a top priority. The national debt is a bigger issue in my opinion. The economy is horrible right now and we need to find a way to make it better.