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One more response to the NPR article including its preface

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To the editor:

I understand the defensive stance some Lincoln residents have taken in response to Kelly McEvers NPR article.

However, I was able to listen to the NPR radio announcer introduce her piece and clearly state the purpose: to research how communities in this country are affected by the decline in middle-class jobs.

In Kelly's own words: "It turns out that what's happening in Lincoln is happening in so many towns and communities across the country: As we recover from the Great Recession, jobs are coming back. But they are not middle-wage jobs they are either high-wage jobs or low-wage jobs. The middle class is in serious decline. And that has all kinds of repercussions."

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Can we deny that this decline has had a negative impact on communities?

Perhaps Ms. McEvers will present a follow-up study, showing how America's communities, like Lincoln, are working hard in a positive way to survive, despite the economic downturn and all of its problems.

Renee Dreusicke

[Posted November 23, 2013]

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NPR article by Kelly McEvers: Dwindling Middle Class Has Repercussions For Small Towns

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