The Working Class Matters

It's the Economy, Stupid

11.12.12 1:15 PM ET

Ross Douthat in the New York Times agrees that immigration alone is not the magic fix and supports the case for Republican reform argued in Why Romney Lost:

The problems that middle-class Americans faced in the late 1970s are not the problems of today. Health care now takes a bigger bite than income taxes out of many paychecks. Wage stagnation is a bigger threat to blue-collar workers than inflation. Middle-income parents worry more about the cost of college than the crime rate. Americans are more likely to fret about Washington’s coziness with big business than about big government alone.