..actually become the generic term used by the left to describe the people the government is deleveraging on to. Given that these changes hit families right up the income scale and the poor actually include a sizeable chunk of the middle class and are mostly the people who do the real jobs this country relies?

Do you think perhaps the use of ‘the poor’, as a descriptor, however well meaning, is not part of the problem? I appear to have been drawn into using words like ‘welfare’ and ‘the poor’, and I know these are bogus terms. Groupthink is really powerful.

Debt, welfare cuts, low wages. Not problems of the poor. Problems of the working population and those around them.