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Obama's middle class 'help' is useless
Obama's middle class 'help' is useless

All we hear from President Barack Obama is that he is for the middle class. Well, I consider myself middle class. I am a retired homeowner, so let's see how this pans out for me. 1. Estates to pay capital gains taxes on securities at the time they're inherited. Doesn't affect me but will hurt my children. Because I was self-employed, most of my retirement income comes from stocks and bonds. 2. Expanding the child care tax credit, offering up to $3,000 per child for families making up to $120,000 a year. And it would include a new $500 credit to "second earners" in a family to help a spouse pay for additional costs entailed when both spouses work — like...