The Problem Of Poverty In The United States

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Poverty is general scarcity, dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Who lives in poverty in the United States by this condition of being poor? Who can end it?
In answering this question, I disagree that it is not the role of the Government to address poverty. It is up to the Government to help the people with poverty because the people look to the government for help. If not, it would be a lie because people need to work to support their families by paying bills and keeping the economy moving.
The U.S. Census Bureau states that 46 million people in America are living below the poverty line. Nearly one in six of those in the U.S. lives in poverty. President Obama recently participated in
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People who live in poverty have to do anything that have to do to survive. Poverty causes crime, drug addiction illnesses and end families. When a person is in an environment with no help they would have to get help from another source and that is where the government comes in. if the government does choose to help out more with the people in poverty, then what is the point of high class people paying higher taxes. The higher class people tax dollars should go straight to the people in poverty. Anything that could help the people get to middle class because if the government can start to decrease poverty dramatically, everyone will start having a better quality of life and with less poverty would mean a better economy. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that is what this beautiful country lives from but how can we follow through with our motto if everyone can’t live it? It is the job of the government to ensure that everyone under the red, white, and blue lives a good life, has no doubt about anything they feel about, and the reach the goal of being content with life. Poverty will keep a lot of people away from this “American Dream” that most if not all strive …show more content…
Taking away work barriers from jobs will give more people chances to find better jobs so they can provide for their families better. Improving the school systems will help students remember things they have learned which would increase test scores and benefit not just the schools but the students because higher test scores means smarter students which can lead to more students in meaningful jobs. Getting rid of poverty would also give us a cleaner, safer, and better environment. People in poverty may feel as if they are alone and hopeless. If this is the case how can the government make the blind see the light

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