Essay On Poverty By Bernie Sanders

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According to stophunger.org, Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The vast majority of hungry people, 780 out of 795 million people, live in developing countries. Most of the people, who are hungry, both in rich and in poor countries, are surrounded with food that they cannot have. So does there seem to be a problem? It can’t be any clearer that there is a serious economic issue affecting lower income people. Bernie Sanders is a current US Senator who is among one of the top candidates for the 2016 presidency. Throughout his political career, Bernie Sanders has focused on the growing gap between the rich and poor in the United States of America, which is known to be one of the most developed countries …show more content…
On his article Bernie Sanders quotes Pope Francis, when he says, “How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points.” It is implied that anything that doesn’t make or bring money to society isn’t important enough to talk or worry about regardless if it involves a human’s life. Through this example Bernie Sanders stirs sympathy to the reader, for the elderly man and possibly some moral discomfort against society. He suggests that in order to move away from these negative aspects that we put safeguards on the value of life by expanding social security if we increase taxes, in effort to make sure most Americans can retire safe. In the article, Bernie Sanders’s campaign also makes a response to the rich saying that they can’t have it all; not a huge tax break while children in the country are going hungry. The response says a lot about him. It makes it clear that Bernie Sanders does not entirely support the rich and creates compassion for the children. It shows how his concern not only for adults but for children as well. Sanders presents a possible outcome by demanding the wealthy and large corporations to pay fair taxes, and inherit a tax on the top 0.3 percent of Americans who inherit more than 3.5 million dollars. If appointed president Bernie …show more content…
Throughout the article, Sanders references to inequality.org to support his statement that America has more wealth and income inequality than any other developed country. Inequality.org is a non-profit website, with multiple charts about income among the years. It is also, a project of the Institute for policy studies, which is a community based research program, that makes is appropriate for Sanders to use. He also, uses a pie chart from eml.berkeley.edu as a reference, which is supported by an educational institution known as, The University of California Berkley. Sanders uses, the image from the website to show a pie chart and back up his point that the rich are the ones who are mostly benefiting by the new income gains. This source is also appropriate because it’s not an opinion based website but instead factual. All the charts Bernie Sanders relates to in his article are non-profit, or related to educational an institute, which allows his points to be more accurate, and his article to be more reliable, knowing that it’s not referenced to a random website that could contain false

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