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  • Middle-Class Families Struggle to Overcome Regulatory Recession

    Government policies have made life difficult for middle-class families like Thomas and Melissa Clements. Their business in Broussard, LA, has suffered from the Obama administration’s offshore drilling moratorium and subsequent permitorium. Tomorrow morning Thomas is coming to Capitol Hill to talk about his struggles at a congressional hearing.

    Clements recently appeared in a video produced by Heritage and the Institute for Energy Research on the moratorium’s economic impact. His business, Oilfield CNC Machining LLC, has suffered from the government’s delays in permitting.

    This week’s hearing, organized by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is titled, “Stories from the Kitchen Table: How Middle Class Families are Struggling to Make Ends Meet.”

    Clements will join Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Susan Sipprelle, a multimedia journalist from Englewood, NJ, and Amanda Greubel, director of the Family Resource Center at Central Clinton Community Schools in DeWitt, IA.

    The hearing starts at 10 a.m. Thursday at 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. It will also be streamed live from the committee’s website.

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    3 Responses to Middle-Class Families Struggle to Overcome Regulatory Recession

    1. Bobbie says:

      when is action gong to be taken to correct this ignorance? America doesn't deserve this! We won't vote for Romni or Gingritch and Pawlenty is questionable. Both Romni and Gingritch agreed with man contributing to global warming. Wherever that is?

      Just to remind everyone, cap and trade is in place…

    2. clarence swinney says:

      Try Stagnated wages for Middle Class. Why avoid problems with htis tripe..
      Middle Class wages have not kept up wiTht inflAtIon since 1979 and top1% have had 281% after tax income increase.
      Wages Wages Wages Jobs Jobs Jobs

    3. William says:

      The very same people in this country that blame the United States saying that we hold only 2% of the worlds oil reserves, (a lie in itself) but use 25% of it's energy, are the VERY SAME one's that stand in the way of us going after our own resources.

      This is the epitome of insanity, and hypocritical lying.

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