Last week the Middle Class Task Force previewed a series of initiatives in the President’s FY 11 budget aimed at costs -- like child care costs, care-giving, paying for college and retirement – that are squeezing middle class family budgets. These are costs that -- along with health care -- have risen dramatically for families at a time when their incomes have not.
Today the President’s FY 11 budget is out – with greater detail about what we’re proposing and additional initiatives that will help middle class families get ahead. In coming weeks the Middle Class Task Force is going to focus on making the case for action on these issues. You can check out the details on our Supporting Middle Class Families fact sheet.
Terrell McSweeny is Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President