One would have to praise Sen. Hillary Clinton and her team for the production of this video on the American economy. It is true that George Bush - even in the last few days - has totally disregarded the economy. He even said he saw "signs" of optimism. Whether that was looking in his own wallets, facing retirement or whatever else is unknown.
However, any thinking Republican will have to agree that the middle class does pay the taxes of the economy and more should be done to avoid major cutbacks and a real crisis.
Untamed, crises can end in depressions.