Combat Poverty and move forward

Posted: 10/15/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

About 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger related causes and tragically a big portion of those are children. Trapped in poverty the hungry become ill and succumb to disease, while for the most part we live in a world that has food and I do stress for the most part, however, there are many right here in the United States that also feel the pains of hunger.

The poverty in 2007 in the U.S was about the same as 2006 according to the census bureau which puts it at 12.5%, to combat poverty in the U.S the Obama/Biden ticket plan to put in affect some goals to combat the Americans who are in poverty and have a hard time of making ends meet. One of the plans that is in the works is to create a 'Green Jobs Corps' Obama and Biden will create a program to directly engage disadvantaged youth in energy efficiency opportunities to strengthen their communities, while also providing them with practical skills in this important high-growth career field.

In the U.S it is all about job creation there are many Americans living from paycheck to paycheck and are only one step away from living in poverty themselves, this is one of the reasons it pains me to see McCain trying to defend his stab at an economic plan when the major cuts are going to the upper class and would widen the gap between average hard working Americans and the wealthy as if the gap is not wide enough now he wants to widen it even further, all americans need to be educated on just what these two individuals are preposing and how it would affect them.

By giving incentives to the working middle class and to the poor of this country it would allow them to purchase more goods from small business therefore helping them out, that is why many small businesses are endorsing the plan of Obama because if the majority of Americans have money then the business will prosper also. I think that in this election we need to be more concerned than ever and in moving this country forward because the least thing we want is to increase poverty here.


  1. Gran says:

    Wonderful post, Floyd.

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks Beth I am glad I got the chance to post this on poverty.