Inequality Of Wealth And Poverty In The United States

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A prosperous nation requires political leaders that are continuously formulating plans to eliminate obstacles that harm the economy, environment, and mankind. Although there are numerous global issues present in today's society, I believe that the current Republican and Democratic presidential candidates should have a campaign that solely focuses on decreasing property and the inequality of wealth in our world. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty, and they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death." Unfortunately, poverty and the inequality of wealth are intensifying because of unfulfilled promises of increasing interconnectedness that are immensely contributed by…show more content…
If we want to get back to an equal and steady employment level, then we would have to create about 5.6 million jobs. But, at the current pace that everything is going right now, we would not get there until July of 2018. I think that the federal government could start rebuilding our infrastructure, rebuilding the abandoned houses and buildings, and help long term unemployed workers reenter the labor force.
In the 1960’s, a full time worker could lift a family out of poverty if they earned the minimum wage. In today’s day and age, that minimum wage salary would be about $10.86 per hour. For the longest time, our minimum wage salary was under the $10.00 mark, but in January of 2016, it finally got raised to that price. In November of 2013, President Barack Obama had mentioned that if the minimum wage was raised to at least $10.00 per hour, it would help 4 million Americans, and also reduce our poverty level, and increase the
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