WORKING HARDER, GETTING NOWHERE

MILLIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES HOLD TWO OR THREE JOBS BUT STILL CAN'T AFFORD NECESSITIES AND SEE LITTLE RELIEF AHEAD

THE BILLBOARDS AROUND ORLANDO, Florida, call Kissimmee "the affordable place to live." Take I-4 south and look for the Disney World exit, then drive in the opposite direction. There, behind the souvenir shops and motels, live America's working poor. It's not a bad neighborhood. The lawns are mowed, and the kids can play safely in the street. Anybody who wants a job can find one: Orlando was one of the nation's top five cities for job growth last year, with 40,000 new positions. Only 10% of the area's residents live below the poverty line.

All this is small comfort to Terri...

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