Reading this article, I find that you cannot trust conservatives and probably they are the main reasons why poverty exist till now. Firstly. conservatives wants to maintain this system of the rich being rich and the poor being poor (hence conservative) but yet even though how rich they are, they still try to gain benefits such as in this article states, to give a tax cut to millionaires and raise tax on poor people to balance the tax cut of the rich. What is worst is that they lie about supporting EITC. At first they show ''support'' to the idea, however it was never implemented. I feel that the rich could afford the tax easily but yet this kind of stuff happens, and whenever the rich benefits, who shoulders it? The poor who barely has enough to go by everyday. I think that in order to help all these poor family we need to rethink our policies since the government is helping the rich and ignoring the poor.
Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on. ("Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation.
Koh Chee Kiat's insight:
After reading this article, and giving it a hard thought, I find that the world itself needs to change. This article shows how the rich is too rich and the poor, too poor. Even after taking more jobs they still cannot meet ends meet. The middle income workers is also getting poorer while the rich continues to gain more wealth than needed. The rich blames the poor itself for their poverty which I think is quite hilarious as not only are they pushing the blame off, they need the poor to work for them. So if the rich pays them very little, of course they will be poor. And all of these problems falls under our current system, ''Capitalism'', where the rich is rich and the middle and low income worker gets poorer, definitely ''fair''
In the article, I really like this question ''Is the nation a meritocracy where everyone has an equal chance to cultivate their talents and work toward success if they exert the necessary effort?''To fight poverty, its not just, as the title say, ''putting dollars in the pockets of the poor''. Poverty happens when there is inequality in power where the rich is rich and the poor is poor. This article also shows how the conservatives wants to keeps this system in place, including the government and the people who has power. Whenever there was a war on poverty the government steps in almost immediately to end it. Now, The system has become such that the rich is even more richer and the poor is getting even more poorer, including the middle income earners, because of that the poor has no more say since they do not have any power while the rich has all the power in their hands and of course they will do anything to keep this system in check.
When I was reading this article, I was shocked as I honestly did not know that this problem of 'heat or eat' happening in the world. For me I imagined winter to be fun with snow but in actual fact millions are suffering from the winter cold because they cannot afford to pay for the heating of their home, which is sad to me. Some families even have debts as they had to lend money just to warm the home, and again, I do not see the government taking any action to help them so I really am wondering if the government has given up on us?
CLEVELAND, OH—Helping Hearts distributes canned goods, batteries, and other essentials from its windowless office in city center.
Koh Chee Kiat's insight:
After reading this article, I really respect these people who goes out of their way to help the poor and needy, without wanting anything back in return and I think that is a noble thought and not many people have that. What is even better about this organization is that it is a non-profit organization and uses the support of the public in order to help the poor and needy, with that I know that the society at least care about the poor. But I have one question, why is the government not helping at all, I believe with the support of the government, many non-profit organization that fights poverty can be even more effective.at helping the poor and needy
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