Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, called on Democrats to “embrace government, not run away from it” at a Club Newsmaker Nov. 25.
“The nation is on the edge of a crisis” as the middle class continues to suffer from weak wage growth," he said. "If wage deterioration continues, “we will have a fundamentally different country, a sour, angry country where people no longer get along.”
People are looking for a party that “offers positive and concrete solutions,” but do not want “to be disappointed each time,” he said.