10/22/12 - Monday's Topical Currents is with veteran investigative journalists Donald Bartlett and James Steele, co-authors of THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. Over the past 30 years, the vaunted middle class in the United States has taken some big hits. Outsourcing of jobs by major corporations has been augmented by deregulation . . . retirement plans have been gutted . . . and the middle class pays a higher tax rate than the wealthy. Will the US soon be just a two-tiered economic system?