Politicians so often seem out of touch with reality.  Spending millions of dollars on the campaign trail, while millions of Americans remain out of work, struggling to keep their homes and feed their families and wanting for better healthcare and education.  Yahoo! News has decided to take a closer look at the struggles of average American families in this critical election year.

Yahoo! News is following the personal stories of six struggling American families dealing with unemployment, healthcare, high taxes and so much more.  They hope to highlight the issues many Americans are facing from unemployment and high taxes to healthcare as well as help these families and the rest of us find our way back to the "American Dream."  

The stories of these families have so far received a tremendous response with numerous comments and many potential solutions posted on the Yahoo! News Remake America website

You can find out more about Remake America, follow the stories and contribute your ideas and/or comments by clicking here.