Of course Mitt could have phrased it better, especially knowing that most of the media is an early election machine for President Obama…but in essence, he is correct. The middle class needs the focus right now economically. The very poor and the wealthy have their basic needs met in most cases (not all) but the middle class is hurting tremendously.
Years ago, I called a radio show when Governor Mike Leavitt was a guest. I told him that I felt that the middle class did not get the help that the upper and lower class does. He talked about programs for the poor. I told him that I understood there were safety nets for the poor, but the middle class has struggled.
I believe that one of the reasons so many mothers must work outside of the home while their children are little is because wages have not kept up with inflation, especially real estate values. Romney is the first politician that I have heard specifically address this problem, and I am thrilled.
Romney is also being criticized for wanting minimum wage increased. For years I have looked for the crux of why there is such tension between the classes with a tendency for many people to move toward socialism. I believe the answer is found in an LDS scripture from 3rd Nephi. In reads that those who oppress the hireling in their wage are sinful. If workers were paid more, then there would be a multitude of great results which I do not have time to go into now. I am happy that Romney is addressing this whole issue.