A few thoughts as I watch my dog, Julie, snore in her sleep in my bed.
Our fearless leader, President Obama, talks a lot about helping the middle class, and about helping Americans who are not middle class get into the middle class.
It is a great goal and I am sure that Mr. Obama’s pollsters and advisers and those of the Democratic Party have reason to believe that “middle class” is a phrase that resonates well with Americans.
So President Obama has various plans and agendas supposedly to help Americans elevate their class status or at least maintain their class perch.
The problem with all of these is that there is literally not a single major thing that the federal government by itself can do to elevate large numbers of Americans’ social status.