Hey, you there in the middle. Someone wants to talk to you.
Do you see any sort of pattern here? It's getting kind of crowded in the middle, don't you think?
From a news release today by the NDP:
Put middle class recovery before wedge politics: Layton ....
Layton says the party will focus on building a real middle-class recovery, pushing the government to uphold its stimulus commitments, make life more affordable for families and seniors, and build a prosperous green economy to spur job growth.
From Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's speech to the Canadian Club in Ottawa this week:
But not spending beyond our means – not raising taxes on hard-working Canadian families – that’s not about being harsh. It’s about keeping us safe. It’s about ensuring Canadians can provide for their families. That their government can provide the priority services they need and expect. That their children and grandchildren can look forward to a great future in the best country in the world. That we can be ready to meet a crisis, and come out of it even stronger. Families get this. Small business owners get this. Canadians get this, and that’s why they get what our government is doing.
From a recent Liberal party announcement about Michael Ignatieff's plan to tour the country this fall doing "Open Mike" sessions.
“We know where we stand and who we’re fighting for,” said Mr. Ignatieff. “The answer’s clear: we’re fighting for the hard-working, hard-pressed middle-class Canadian family. We’re fighting for Canadians who are worried about paying for their kids’ college tuition, saving for retirement, keeping our health care system universally accessible, and regaining Canada’s prestige on the international stage.”