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Feeling uneasy about ever getting the middle-class retirement you planned on? Trust your instincts.

The nation’s middle class is taking a beating, according to new reports by the AARP Public Policy Institute. Just how bad is it?

“The decline of the middle class threatens our ability to fund health and retirement programs, to maintain a safety net for the most vulnerable and to invest in our future,” says AARP CEO A. Barry Rand.

Most Americans consider themselves “middle class,” so it’s little wonder that both Democrats and Republicans frame their positions on issues in terms of how they would help that group. Here are seven of the most troubling facts from the AARP reports that Washington lawmakers should pay attention to.

 

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