Nonetheless, the United States has to be determined to help alleviate the pain felt by many below the poverty line. This should be accomplished by removing benefits that the current welfare system contains. When people feel that necessity to create their own living and be assertive, they can very well have a strong hope for themselves. Pure determination to change and go in a new direction can help believe once again believe in the American Dream. A corner can be turned in the poverty dilemma, and the government needs to show faith in its people.
“Americans all over this country are losing their healthcare because of Obamacare, ”It is the single biggest job killer in America.” (Ted Cruz, Marathon Speech Against Obamacare) This is a Republican belief that is not quite true. The law requires something else: All firms that employ 50 or more full-time workers — or the equivalent in part-time workers — must provide health-care coverage to all of their full-time employees (The Affordable Care Act Increases Choice and Saving Money for Small Businesses). If they do not, starting in 2015 the government will fine them based on their current number of employees. Part of the idea that the Affordable Healthcare Act will cut jobs is in the hands of the small business owners, if they are within one or two employees of fifty... ... middle of paper ... ...nal Budget Office, Feb. 2014. Web.
The goal for this millennium is to get down to 500 million people. In 2013, the world was estimated to be .033 away, or 234 million people, from reaching this target. Statistics from Global Hunger Relief are as followed: “1.02 billion people in the world do not have enough to eat. This means one sixth of humanity is undernourished. (FAO, 2009).
5 March 2014. Snyder, Michael. “Why the United States can no longer afford to police the world.” Endoftheamericandream.com. 2 July 2011. Web.
25 May 2014. "3 Myths That Block Progress For The Poor by Bill and Melinda Gates:." 2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid. N.p., n.d. Web.
People have to live in less fortunate areas and are barely getting by. This problem is affecting people around the world, but America has a major poverty problem. The effects are not being able to find stable work, feeding their families, educate their children, secure health care, or find adequate housing. More must be done to solve this problem because poverty leads to lost opportunity, poor education, and crime. Definition of Poverty The United States government classifies the word poverty based “on the minimum amount of money a family requires to meet its basic needs, such as food and shelter.” “In the United States, thirty-four million people live below the official poverty line (i.e., $17,960 for a family of four).
The plan failed and as a result, Hoover watched as Americans drowned into poverty. He signed The Smoot-Hawley Act into a law, which raised taxes on imports; but it was a huge mistake because it induced foreign nations to turn the other cheek on American-made goods when the country desperately needed sales.Furthermore, in order to deal with the Depression, Hoover encouraged volunteerism. Volunteerism was a collaboration between private sectors and public sectors of the economy, meaning that, Americans should volunteer to help one another. Unfortunately, it was not good enough for many people. The people struggled to survive and needed immediate help in big ways.