Middle-class Americans still aren’t being helped by Washington

… Guns and immigration dominate the debate in Washington— issues that are worthy of attention, but neither of which speaks directly to the issues that remain at the top of most Americans’ list of concerns, which include jobs, the economy and economic security. The political system appears frozen when it comes to dealing with those issues. …

Downward pressures on middle-class Americans have had a corrosive effect on the people’s confidence in both their own economic prospects and government’s ability to do anything about them. [cont.]

Dan Balz, Washington Post