Published by The Huffington Post, www.huffingtonpost.com, on Jan. 7, 2010
The last thing the American middle class needs right now is a big new tax on health insurance plans.
Many working people are now poorer than they were 10 years ago. Middle-class families earned less in inflation-adjusted dollars than they did in 1999. Homeowner wealth dropped by $11 trillion in the housing bust, and a staggering one-quarter of them owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.