Income opportunity is the single most important issue facing America today. The middle class in America is slowly shrinking. The current rate of income inequality will have a devastating long-term impact, with 45 percent of children in America now living in low-income families. Now is the time to tackle this growing epidemic, so we can ensure economic growth and a quality future for the next generation.
In a video promoting her upcoming memoir, Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton says that the United States is “strong and well equipped to restore prosperity here at home, to deal with the cancer of inequality” in our country, but that “engaging in ideological and rhetorical battles” won’t solve the problem. I couldn’t agree more. America’s strength comes from the middle class, and by working together to improve their lives, we can make the United States even stronger.