Biden’s Focus: The Middle Class
Now, this is actually a pretty interesting strategy by the the Obama team. Have Biden focus on the problems of the largest group in this country while Obama tries to save everybody.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden will oversee an Obama administration effort to find ways of building up the ranks of the middle class, that ambiguously defined segment of society most Americans identify themselves with.
The task force will include four Cabinet members as well as other presidential advisers, the Obama transition team announced Sunday.
The goal is to recommend proposals to ensure the middle class is “no longer being left behind,” Biden said. The proposals could include executive orders and legislative plans.
“Our charge is to look at existing and future policies across the board and use a yard stick to measure how they are impacting the working and middle-class families,” Biden said in a statement released Sunday. “Is the number of these families growing? Are they prospering? President-elect Obama and I know the economic health of working families has eroded, and we intend to turn that around.”
And hey, better this than a task force that cherry picks intelligence.
More as it develops…