Any quick resolutions to overcome poverty?
because rich people keep on making money and the poor people are still poor...
The rich people make money through businesses, careers and services that pay high incomes, or investing in organizations with high profit potentials. Not many poor people are interested in those subjects. Those who are interested can become wealthy too. It's always up to the individual. People who are poor have to learn the truth which means acquiring skills and studying what the wealthy are doing every day. At least thats how the poor become wealthy in America for the most part. Some do win money, get married to rich people or inherit it too, but those are high risk ways.
Oh goodie to the answers demonizing the poor already as though it is so simple to just turn off the complex mindsets that create that problem. There is also a society in this country that avoids facing the massive poverty because they see themselves as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. While it is true that individuals need to be accountable and do what they can to elevate themselves; it is also true that poverty is a systemic problem in this country. If we are honest, It's not only bad personal choices, it is indeed systemic.
Giant corporations put profits before people routinely. They pay the bare minimum they can get away with; many offshore to avoid taxes (the ones that pay for the schools that allow for that popular bootstrapping theory) They fight anything that would make them invest in their own workers. This is just one of the many issues, but there is limited space here. Why are so many WalMart workers on Food Stamps? We demonize those on welfare taking assistance, maybe it's time to start demonizing massive corporations who don't give a living wage and benefits to their workers, you know the not lazy people showing up every day to work jobs that people look down their noses at. Should our tax dollars be paying for that?
It's not a wonder that many poor people struggle to find incentive when they are treated like lazy subhumans by so many in this society. Many of the people getting assistance work min. wage jobs out of necessity. Many are college graduates who thought they were doing the right thing to better themselves taking on thousands in student loan debt, only to find the jobs are not there when they graduate. Being poor in this country is often about far more than just not bootstrapping enough. When you feel the world is against you, solutions are harder to see.
Until this mentality is gone and we actually start giving people a hand up, demand that our businesses pay living wages (which is what gives people time to learn a skill instead of work 3 jobs) then we might see some changes. Most of your working poor are NOT lazy and until some people here have walked a mile in someone else's shoes, well - you know the rest. It's easy to judge and point fingers though, not so much to fix a whole broken society.
The corporations only use people to the extent that they need help. They don't guarantee comforts of living. People are responsible for their value to the workforce. They also have to be able to influence people. The mind can rise above situations.
In keeping with the spirit of the question, which is essentially, I want what you have and I don't want to earn it. I think that anyone making more than $30,000 a year should be considered 'uninclusive' and all the money, property and other stuff should be confiscated and redistributed. Now after we have done that we should go after those people who make more that $20,000 and than $10,000.
Without the sarcasm, it might be a good idea to get a job. I forgot there are no jobs. Then I would suggest a college education that tax payers will pay for or you will become indentured to the government to pay for it. But we still don't have any jobs, especially in doily folding.
This is a problem since we have done away with all those vile capitalists who created the jobs, so lets make up jobs that make nothing, create nothing and result in nothing. We can all work for the government and see to it, dressed in our little government shirt with that funny little design on the shoulder, that no one violates any law that may or may not exist, yet.
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