Obama announces task force to assist middle-class families

International Herald Tribune
December 22, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama on Sunday announced the creation of a task force to bolster the standard of living of middle-class and working families in America, tapping Vice President-elect Joseph Biden Jr. to lead the effort with four members of the cabinet. “Our charge is to look at existing and future policies across the board and use a yardstick to measure how they are impacting the working- and middle-class families,” Biden said in a statement on Sunday. “Is the number of these families growing? Are they prospering?” more