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Is America's Middle Class Caught in a Vise?

With the housing bust and the market collapse, middle class Americans lost 47% of their wealth of between 2007 and 2010. And now they seem to be doing it again....

Middle Class Decline Under Obama Shown in 5 Charts

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In his second inauguration speech Monday, President Obama reiterated Monday how important the middle class is to our economic growth. Yet the financial reality that now faces this group is uglier than ever.