Thursday 8 December 2016

The 'working poor' are legion, and they're not happy

This grouping includes the working classes and the middle classes in the public and private sectors

Published 25/05/2014 | 02:30

Citizens struggle to sustain 2006 commitments on 2014 salaries
Citizens struggle to sustain 2006 commitments on 2014 salaries

IF NOTHING else, it is at least entertaining to watch the gyrations of our political parties as they attempt to cherish what they vaguely call 'the squeezed middle'.

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Or that at least is the message that our political class is trying to get across to 'the squeezed middle, the coping classes' and whatever definition it can find to cover the increasingly surly electorate.

Sadly, it has been remarkably unsuccessful to date for the lambs of the squeezed middle appear to see wolves rather than nurturing sheep when our political class bounds over, bearing its kindest regards.

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