Voters Are Mad as Hell

Angry about the economy and worried about the future, middle-class Americans warn politicians that they had better get serious -- and in a hurry

What would George Bush hear if he took along a spiral notebook and two Secret Service agents and began a series of quiet visits, without the press, to communities like East Lansing, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo., and Geneva, N.Y., and Anaheim, Calif.? He could stay up late drinking coffee with a family or two and listening to their problems, and then go to sleep on the foldout sofa in the living room.

He might go to Cary, N.C., to talk to Michael and Julie Harlow. "We're taxed to death," Michael Harlow would tell Bush. Michael, 30, and his wife Julie,...

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