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This topic can be defined as economic inequality. For many years it has been unavoidable, which has made poverty reduction a primary goal for many. Most times individuals think of poverty as being hungry, naked and homeless but it is said that poverty is more about being unwanted and uncared for. An argument that most Americans take is that those in poverty do not work hard for what they want, however there has been many instances that prove different. Others wonder how poverty still exists with all of the government-aided programs in the world, howe... ... middle of paper ... ...ruggling.
Since the beginning of civilization there have been individuals with means and those without. The issue of those that have and those who don’t is a divisive topic. As Aristotle once said, “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” (Stefan, 2003, p.1) Many societies have put measures in place to help their impoverished citizens. Many feel that in the United States the programs meant to help the poor also lock them into perpetual poverty. Every society, great and small, has dealt with poverty and to date none have come up with an adequate solution to the issue.
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Throughout history, with the formation of political parties the nation has become more divided, and has resulted in many gridlocks. How can a nation be successful when it is not even in accordance with each other? It can’t, hence, the reason why America is slowly losing its power and is starting to crumble. Recently, there was a gridlock on how the government should spend the nation’s budget. While the government shutdown was in session, many people could not work and did not get paid.