Re: “Multicar-garage homes and nice lawns are what Lakewood wants to attract” (TNT, 5-21).
To build and sell $400,000 homes in Lakewood requires a middle-class population that can afford to buy them. Unfortunately, the middle class, as a whole, is not doing so well.
Politics and the recession are still taking a toll on what is left of the middle class. There are far too many service jobs that pay at the low end of the pay scale and not enough middle-class jobs that pay in the area of $100,000 and up.
Some families have both spouses working to …