It's the Middle Class, Stupid!
ISBN 9781101599273 | 352 pages | 10 Jul 2012 | Plume | 18 - AND UP
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Government has really screwed things up for the average American. Work has been devalued. Education costs are out of sight. Effort and ambition have never been so scantily rewarded. Political guru James Carville and pollster extraordinaire Stan Greenberg argue that our political parties must admit their failures and the electorate must reclaim its voice, because taking on the wealthy and privileged is not class warfare—it is a matter of survival.
Told in the alternating voices of these two top political strategists, It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! provides eye-opening, outspoken, and provocative arguments on where our government has gone wrong and what Americans can do about it before it’s too late.
“James Carville and Stan Greenberg have written one of the finest—and most eye-opening—examinations of how our economy, even when it’s growing, doesn’t increase the incomes of middle class Americans or give poor working people the chance to earn them. Unless it can be reversed, this trend will limit the future for all Americans. Carville and Greenberg have some good ideas about how to do that and restore the American Dream, making It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! essential reading for politicians, policy-makers, and concerned citizens.” –President Bill Clinton
“A wonderful takedown of how the middle class has been left feeling betrayed and screwed over by both political parties.” —Huffington Post
“A recipe for President Barack Obama’s re-election….very timely…impressive.” –Associated Press
“Democrats and Republicans alike in the elite and political class should pay heed: these pages contain more than a little truth.” –National Journal
“Top-gun political strategist, ever controversial Ragin’ Cajun James Carville and pollster nonpareil Stan Greenberg deliver the message that could keep Obama in office: It’s The Middle Class, Stupid! But class warfare isn’t the answer (nuts!); it’s for both parties to admit their failures and for regular people to get involved in taking back their country from bigwigs in Wall Street and Washington.” —Elissa Schappel, Vanity Fair
“For political junkies who junkies who enjoy straight-talk policy discussion.” —Kirkus
“Political guru James Carville and savvy pollster Stan Greenberg team up for a presidential campaign-oriented book that will be part of the media circus surrounding the election.” —Booklist
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