Editorial: Plight of the working poor

October 9, 2016

We can see the homeless, though some of us may look away. But there is no social reflex for responding to the masses of neighbors who struggle to survive financially every day. A fallout of our long economic crisis is that it now eludes focus. The United Way has spent the last few years trying to put a face on people who live in households above the Federal Poverty Level but below the basic cost-of-living threshold. United Way dubbed them ALICE, a more memorable handle than “Asset-Limited, Income-Constricted Employed.”

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