The State of the Middle Class
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/01/25/Strengthening_the_Middle_Class_Pt__2 U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) gives his take on the current state of the American middle class. ----- Urban Conversations Conference: Strengthening the Middle Class with discussants Byron Brown, mayor of Buffalo; Manny Diaz, mayor of Miami; Mufi Hannemann, mayor of Honolulu; Lisa Servon, associate professor and director of the Community Development Finance Project at Milano; and Anthony D. Weiner, U.S. Representative (D- New York). As income disparities between wealthy and working-class families become more pronounced, middle-class neighborhoods are disappearing from many American cities. How are leaders working to make their cities livable for middle-income families and affordable for the millions aspiring to gain a foothold in the middle class? Urban Conversations brings together elected officials and leading thinkers from across the nation to foster fresh perspectives and new insights into the key challenges facing urban America and to discuss strategies for addressing them. - The New School Anthony David Weiner is a Democratic politician from New York. He represents New York's 9th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The district includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens.