THE PAT BUCHANAN SOLUTION

PAT BUCHANAN, G.O.P. BLAME THROWER, SAYS HE KNOWS WHO'S AT FAULT FOR AMERICA'S ECONOMIC BLUES

RON MITCHELL MAKES PRETTY GOOD MONey for a guy who never went to college: $14.50 an hour as an electrician at a computer firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trouble is, it's the same pay he was earning 13 years ago. Over those years, Mitchell, 49, and his wife and three children had to make adjustments: sending her to work at an oatmeal factory, eating "a little lower on the food chain," turning the thermostat down to 55 degrees and "walking around the house like Indians in blankets." That might have been acceptable, the Mitchells say, if everyone were in the same...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!