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Middle Class 'Disaster'

So much for a low-profile for Joe Biden. President Obama announced this morning that Biden will head a White House task force on the middle class. "This isn't just an economic concept," Obama said after addressing the nation's 3.8 percent GDP contraction. "This is a continuing disaster for America's working families. As worrying as these numbers are, it's what they mean to the American people that really matters." Economic advisor Jared Bernstein will also serve as executive director of the task force. To coincide with the announcement, Biden published an op-ed in USA Today outlining the agenda and promising transparency.