No surprise, but it's always interesting to refresh where the US Federal Government stands for
An interesting press article on the new Targets of the US Federal Administation
In Spain no one seems to be interested in the possible decline of the middle class since 2008. But in other countries this decline has been related with important, and not necessary positive, changes in the political and social arenas. Here you have some data and points (in Spanish) to get your own conclusions.