Valley Independent Sentinel People Are Still Struggling To Get By, Especially In Ansonia And Derby

by Eugene Driscoll 12/9/2014 

You’re putting off the roof repairs, hoping for a good check come tax return time.

The mechanic says your car needs a timing belt, but you’re still paying the credit card bill from the brake jobs over the summer for you and your wife.

Christmas is here, but your gift list is being choked to death by the letters from the hospital asking for the co-pay on the trip your little one took to the emergency room a few months back.

Your credit cards are maxed.

And while your income has flat-lined, your town’s tax bills grow every July like the creeping crud.

You’re not alone.

In fact, you’re just one of 332,817 households in Connecticut — 25 percent — struggling to pay for necessities such as housing, health care and food. Meanwhile, your salary doesn’t keep up with the cost of living.

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