Rebuilding the Middle Class

I was a panelist at a Center for American Progress (CAP) event this morning on “Rebuilding the Middle Class.”

The two other panelists were Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution and Heather Boushey of CAP. CAP’s Michael Ettlinger moderated.

The panel discussion followed a speech (pdf) by Senator Tom Harkin, outlining the main elements of his “Rebuild America Act.” The six main points of the proposed legislation: “(1) investing in infrastructure and manufacturing; (2) providing the education and skills necessary for a 21st century workforce; (3) empowering workers; (4) bolstering retirement security; (5) strengthening families, and (6) paying for the bill by creating a fairer tax structure.”

You can watch a video of the full event here.

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