Poverty

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By: cobby
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The Poverty Poverty is a global problem, and it has existed from the beginning of civilization. Hunger, homelessness, and lack of health care are major aspects of this world-wide dilemma. Many countries are in complete poverty and the majority are third-world countries. Within the United States of America, a land of valuable, there are also pockets of extreme poverty. Trying to solve this huge problem of poverty. the United States of America, have developed for various reasons, and these situations have led to a great deal of problems. Throughout the world, poverty has plagued all countries. In smaller, under-developed countries many people die from starvation. These countries can not afford to support their citizens. Due to their financial problems, the people lack proper shelter and clothing to keep themselves warm during cold months. Since they lack adequate shelter and clothing, diseases occur all over. These diseases develop a lot easier with poor nutrition. Once again with more financial problems, health care is limited to none. T.L Berry English Professor at Oxnard College says "poverty is usually caused by the difficulty in holding and even getting a job. Ability, education, and skills help determine the kind of job an individual gets". That is the matter. Through out our history, people in the United State have valued self reliance, convinced that social standing is mostly a matter of individual talent and effort. This perspective sees society offering plenty of opportunity to anyone able and willing to take advantage of it. The poor are whoever can not or will not work, women and men with fewer skills, less schooling, and little motivation. Everyone does not have the same physical abilities and mental abilities. Poor health and abilities prevent some people from holding a job. Through science people have been able to hold onto jobs a lot easier. It has increased the need for professional workers and lowered the demand for the unskilled . So, the people with higher education will get paid a higher income, and people with lower education will get paid a lower income. The United States of America, the richest country in the world, has its share of poverty granted, American poverty is no match to third world poverty, but for such a prosperous country it is pretty sad. Most third world countries do not have social security or welfare. So people of those countries have no income to keep themselves going. Even though. America does have both social security and welfare, this country still has many homeless and starving people Example at Ventura county, the place of many wealthy residents live in almost million value properties, but Oxnard is the city of poverty with thousand family on welfare and there are a lot of people still line up everyday at EDD to claim unemployment benefits. The poverty in America will not be solved all at once. Simply creating jobs will not help eliminate poverty because there are some people who are disabled and just can not work. The government social welfare programs help to add income to many people. These people could be the retired, unemployed, disabled, or widowed. In order to help the less fortunate, the people that are employed are taxed to raise money to pay for social security and other benefits. For the higher income workers taxes are higher, and for lower income workers taxes are lower. The United States of America is a land of plenty and America is known for its freedom and advantages. With all these possibilities to succeed, America has its own shame. Sadly enough, poverty has struck this country. The city of poverty is found in a wealthy region called Oxnard city. The economic development of Ventura County is extremely uneven. Things that help these small towns are efforts like Oxnard. A variety of things were done to help lower the unemployment rate. One important item is the big industry, like automation, computer, that came into the area....
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