The conservative Republican pundit in D.C. opines: "While most throughout 2012 have been focused on speaking directly to current and future voters, the focus post-2012 (starting with fiscal cliff talks) must speak with a tone that re-engages the lost potential of thousands of Americans. It is with these hardy and willing individuals that the middle class can expand, the tax base can broaden, and the need to continue the ad nauseum clip of spending can be curtailed - all without the current sense of impending pain, possible class warfare, and continued partisan angst spreading across the land."
More: "It is true: the middle class needs a break. However, the working class and the poor need a shot at participating in America's second act in the 21st century as valued players in the post-Recession economy. We are at the point where we must revitalize a vibrant working section of Americans that is willing to contribute to America's second act as tax-paying employees, successful businesspeople, and patriotic citizens that are building a better path for our children and grandchildren - one that most appropriately and successfully leads away from the fiscal cliff."