If you subsidize everyone you subsidize no one.
Therefore it is very difficult, if not impossible to subsidize the middle
class. You would have to tax the rich at a very high rate which might
impact investment. Since investment is like indiscriminate charity it
might actually produce a lower standard of living for the middle class.
So if you are middle class and you think that you are not paying for
your children's education you are wrong. You are paying every penny.
If you are middle class and you think that you will make out if medical
care is socialized you, again, are most likely mistaken.