Jason Prosser recently picked up his son Zachary, 3, from day care in SeaTac, Wash. Prosser and his wife are one of many middle-class couples struggling with accelerating costs for critical services such as health care and housing. At the same time, their income has been stagnant for the past three years.
Jason Prosser recently picked up his son Zachary, 3, from day care in SeaTac, Wash. Prosser and his wife are one of many middle-class couples struggling with accelerating costs for critical services such as health care and housing. At the same time, their income has been stagnant for the past three years. Ted S. Warren AP
Jason Prosser recently picked up his son Zachary, 3, from day care in SeaTac, Wash. Prosser and his wife are one of many middle-class couples struggling with accelerating costs for critical services such as health care and housing. At the same time, their income has been stagnant for the past three years. Ted S. Warren AP

U.S. middle class strains as essential costs rise but incomes stall

September 24, 2014 11:31 AM