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From the Publisher"[A]n examination of the pressing social and economic problems of the American middle class and how they can be alleviated in an equitable and logical manner that will satisfy both the political right and the left."
Reference & Research Book News
"The father-and-son team, who integrate two different political viewpoints (fiscally conservative and socially liberal), offer specific recommendations for improving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in socially responsible ways that relieve some of the stress on the middle class and promote upward mobility."
The Providence Journal
"[A]n attempt to bridge the political and economic chasms that separate idea for solving the country's problems, the authors say they believe that Republicans and Democrats can sit down, make policies, admit mistakes and come up with solutions."
The Advocate and Greenwich Time
"The book has much to commend it, e.g., its convincing argument that the Social Security trust fund is meaningless, critique of official forecasts regarding the system, and warnings that Medicare reform deserves greater attention….General readers and upper-division undergraduate students."