July 11th, 2012
09:18 PM ET

Carville calls the middle class "people who had pneumonia then got run over by pickup truck"

A startling survey from the pew hispanic center shows that only 58 percent of people in this country think that hard work will lead to success.

It's just one indicator that the middle class is struggling to survive..

An issue James Carville and Stan Greenberg highlight in their new book "It's the middle class, stupid! They discuss what Congress needs to do to help the middle class.

Filed under: Congress • Economy • Neat Guest • Politics
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  1. Jon

    These politicians can talk about solutions and talk about more solutions but the don't do anything to make it happen. Just more bipartisan gridlock caused by both sides. Talking is not doing.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  2. Kim

    You don't heal in overnight, if you get run over by a truck. We are still in re-hab!

    July 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  3. bruce

    Hey James, Bush was original driver, but who's been driving since he jumped out of the truck?

    July 12, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply
    • Kevin A. Lewis

      Obama's been behind the wheel, but since the Tea Party cut the brake line, he's had his hands full-apparently a lot of the people who voted these yahoos in are okay with being dustbowl sharecroppers in what used to be a great country...

      July 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • Jeff

      you people just don't get it (and I'm beginning to think you probably never will)... this situation has been developing for 40 years regardless of which party has been in power and it has been because of global forces that the government is not even really capable of effectively dealing with. It is not just "the tea party's fault" or "Obama's fault"... whichever you go with is essentially nothing more than who you want to manage the continuing decline.

      July 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
      • Thomas

        So true our government has been flat out lazy for a long time!

        July 13, 2012 at 2:55 am | Reply

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