The Government Of The United States Should Not Improve The Standard Of Living

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Throughout history, many have debated whether or not the government of the United States should do more to help individuals who are needy or if they should step back and let the individuals help themselves. Data shows that there are many people who feel strongly about one way or the other and many that see it both ways. We should identify factors such as age and total family income to see what affects citizens of the United States to believe one way or the other. I hypothesize that, if an individual has a higher total family income then they will believe that the government should not improve the standard of living. I think that if an individual is able to provide a higher family income then they will think that those poor …show more content…

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