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Poverty Essay

analytical Essay
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“America the land of opportunities is currently going through one of the worst poverty rates in over 50 years” said Michael Karibian researcher and journalist on poverty. Many people are in poverty and they have no one to blame but themselves. People remain in poverty for the reason that they do not have the desire to change and be successful and take charge of their own life; anyone can avoid poverty although the problem is people’s attitudes towards change. It can be easy to simply give up and blame others for their misfortune but in reality those people only have themselves to blame for their own misfortune in life. Getting out of poverty is difficult but it is not impossible for those who are willing to take control of their lives and no longer be a victim of thee own mistakes. America has opportunities for everyone who desires to avoid poverty by making smart choices, getting a good education and neglecting bad influences.
People are quick to blame the government for all the poverty in America when in reality they only have themselves to blame for their own misfortune. “They didn’t run as fast as everyone else, and if they ran faster, they’d do better” said Allan G. Johnson. The point of this quote is that if people do not try to get themselves back up they will not succeed and stay where they are at. It is true that there are uncontrollable external factors built into politics that can intensify the challenges to make the smartest choices, which are not always the easiest or obvious, but the blame must be placed on individuals because poverty has a partial but direct correlation to individuals choices they make. A reason for the poverty rates in America are because communities have established a poverty culture. An article ...

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... the line by trying them. Girls who get pregnant at a young age have no one to blame but themselves unless they were raped. All these things can happen to both rich people and poor people although people that live in poverty will have a harder time getting past all the negative influences then rich people, but that does not mean it is not impossible for them to have a successful life as long they focus on being successful anyone form any background can make it in life.
Living in poverty is not a matter of bad luck it is a matter of individuals lacking the determination to be someone in life and always trying to take the easy way out. Those who are determined in life can be anything they want no matter their background. America has opportunities for everyone who desires to avoid poverty by making smart choices, getting a good education and neglecting bad influences.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that america has one of the worst poverty rates in over 50 years. people remain in poverty because they do not have the desire to change and take charge of their own life.
  • Analyzes how people blame the government for all the poverty in america when in reality they only have themselves to blame for their own misfortune.
  • Explains that most americans see welfare as a lifestyle and not as short-term safety net which is the whole point of welfare.
  • Explains that people were responsible for themselves and the economy was better. now that the poverty rates are sky high people lose motivation to try and find a job because they prefer to live off the government
  • Explains that high school dropout rates in america are costing $1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year.
  • Explains that finding jobs with a high school diploma is hard not having one makes it just that much harder. getting through college is not impossible as long as they focus on the well-being of their future.
  • Opines that people who want to be having a secure job should continue to go to school to get their bachelors degree to lower the chances of living in poverty.
  • Argues that teen pregnancies don't end well for the baby, and that the increase in child poverty began in 1980 and 1996 due to single teenage mothers trying to take care of their kids.
  • Explains that people are quick to make excuses of why they can't be successful in life when the only people holding them back are themselves. people that start to use drugs often tend to be in low income neighborhoods.
  • Analyzes how the economist cost of drug abuse in the united states was estimated at $193 billion in 2007. drug dealers are not part of the american workforce because all the money they make is tax free.
  • Explains that drug dealers often end up in jail and use the prison system to help care for prisoners. the tax dollars of hard-working americans go to support the drug dealer, court fees, and family money.
  • Opines that people who were inmates in jail do background checks before hiring people and if they do manage to get a job it will be low paying with little to non-health benefits.
  • Argues that it all depends on where a person is born and that if they are born in good environments, they will be successful.
  • Opines that living in poverty is not a matter of bad luck, but of individuals lacking the determination to be someone in life and always trying to take the easy way out. america has opportunities for everyone who desires to avoid poverty by making smart choices.
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