You keep talking about a "middle class" and I've rejected that concept because we don't have classes in America. Our system provides freedom to be in any class. You realize this, you admit it's true, then go right back to arguing about this mythical class of people that do not exist. As I stated, middle income families have been upwardly mobile since 1967. They are becoming upper income families. Lower income families are slightly less than in 1967. Many of them have become middle income families. You say this is "a stretch" but it's not. Census Bureau data proves it's not: All the glorious socialist things you're mentioning on behalf of FDR and Democrats have pushed us into a $20 trillion national debt with over $200 trillion in unfunded liability. In a few more years, our interest payments on the debt will be greater than the entire cost of our military. This is unsustainable. Socialist policies are a FAILURE! They've always been a failure! They don't elevate anyone into the so-called "middle class"... they relegate everyone they touch into a dependent class and stick us with a bill we can't pay and our grandchildren will be having to deal with. FDR's first term policies were so bad he almost lost re-election. He continued the Keynesian policies Hoover started and they didn't work. That turned what would have been a normal recession like we had about every 30 years into a Great Depression. Even Social Security, the hallmark program of FDR, is about to go tits up. Bankrupt! It cannot be sustained. If you had allowed a person back in 1950, who started paying into SS, to invest a portion of their salary into the stock market, they would be multi-millionaires now. Instead, they are left with literally nothing to show for a lifetime of contribution in a ponzi scheme that didn't work.