Not only are gasoline prices high, but every worker saw their paychecks shrink as part of Obama’s suite of tax increases in January. Health care and health insurance costs are up. The job market remains squishy.

For the coupon-clipping moms out there, there’s plenty of reason to be anxious, no matter where the Dow Jones Industrial Average stands.

Obama has talked some about his campaign promises of increased federal spending on subsidies and programs for middle-class folks, but those notes have faded into the background since Election Day…

Global warming, gay marriage, amnesty for illegal immigrants and gun control matter a great deal to the affluent liberals who helped elect and re-elect Obama, but for the swing voters in the middle-income bandwidth, these things are hardly priorities.