The Poverty Of Poverty And Poverty

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There are so many Americans living in poverty today, and the number of those living in poverty will probably only go up from here. What 's even more disheartening is that a lot of the poverty stricken families include young children. America is considered one of the richest nations in the world, and that we are so much better off than other countries. While it may be true, I beg to ask the question of why are so many of our fellow brothers and sisters living in poverty? For those of us who are fortunate to be able to afford the basics of things go about our lives without thinking about not being able to pay for basic needs, we don 't even realize that a lot of the people we come into contact with are probably poor. Most often when we do think of poor, we picture of the images of the children in Africa with no clean water or no food at all, when really that is not the case. Some families do not have enough food to feed their children, or make just enough to pay the basic bills and have little money for food. Poverty is defined as the state or condition of having not enough money, goods, or any means of support for oneself. Statistics say that at least 16 % of Americans are living below the poverty line. Poverty is considered as one of America 's leading problems. What is important to note is that a lot of those people living in poverty actually have jobs. They just do not make enough money to be able to afford health care, food, clothes, and barley their homes. a quarter
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