A large and financially strong middle class provides the fuel for a strong economy. Rebuilding the middle class strengthens the group of Americans who demand, among other goods and services, new home construction and effective public schools, which in turn provides jobs and ensures that our education system develops the talent of the next generation. Rebuilding the middle class strengthens the fabric of every small town and city in our area and creates a stable region attractive to both homeowners and businesses. Fortifying the middle class means focusing on job creation, reasonable taxes and strengthening our public education. A strong middle class is a win-win-win.