William Spriggs, columnist
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The problem for the Republicans is that the children of the middle are facing low wages, the lack of employer-provided health insurance and they need help like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to hold on. Families also are increasingly dependent on fair wages for women to make ends meet.
Congress has itself to blame for its low ratings among the American people.
Instead of investing to expand America's capacity, too many firms are using low interest rates to borrow money to buy back their company's stock.