I think it would be nice if both candidates for president acknowledged and addressed this serious economic situation with concrete plans instead of talking about the much-loved middle class, but they won’t. Unfortunately, the reluctance to do so may result in Obama losing:
According to a recent survey by the financial website CreditDonkey, more than 40 percent of Americans say that have less than $500 in savings. 54 percent of respondents said they have no savings plan in place. Other recent surveys have found similar numbers: the Consumer Federation of America and the Consumer Planner Board of Standards found that nearly 40 percent of American households live paycheck to paycheck.