"How the poor are treated" is not the simplistic thing most answers so far seem to say. For one, simply redistributing money and creating dependency is a terrible thing to do to poor people. It creates class distinctions and hopelessness, as dependency is very damaging to people's psyche. The REAL compassionate thing is to build a country with opportunity and the ability to self advance. Thus, a strong economy, good business climate, etc, is far better than promises of handouts and a life of dependency. Most people who answer this appear to believe that "poverty" is something that happens. No, poverty is the default state of EVERY PERSON. It is your daily actions, your daily decisions, and your constant effort that prevents you from being in it. Poverty is NOT a "crime against" someone. It is the normal state of humanity. For someone to be in poverty, it means that either there is no opportunity for self improvement, the person doesn't know how, or the person doesn't want to do what is need to NOT be in poverty.
There is no magic bullet for poverty, the "cause" of poverty is nothing other than not taking the actions to not be in it. And that could be because there is no opportunity to escape it. If that's the case, then society is to blame. For instance, the US unemployed / underemployed / out of the job market percentage is well into double digit percentages. This is wholly to blame on the voters, who allowed our government to create the situations that killed our economy. It's the law of unintended consequences, for most of them, they simply didn't realize what they voted for was going to result in what happened.
Other situations, like many countries, around the world, do not have the freedom to be anything but poor. In that case, it's a political problem, but one rarely solved without violence.
And then, you have people who lack the abilities to do anything, because they've been hurt, were born disabled, or other matters. They are not a "poverty" issue.