Tom Hartmann said this very thing last week.
"How Reaganomics killed the middle Class" This is also an interview with noted economics Professor Richard Wolf. I don't know why no one mentioned Dwight Eisenhower. I thought he pushed/supported "social" programs for the middle class too. At least I seem to remember something like from my education in history.
How tragic it is that this country bought a box of rocks when they put an actor in the White House. Horribly depressing.