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War on Proverty

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Taylor Hayden

on 22 May 2014

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The War on Poverty
The New Deal
Great Depression
World War II
Most Americans accepted rationing as a personal contributions to the war effort. House holds revealed ration books with coupons to be used for buying such scarce goods as meat, shoes sugar, coffee, and gasoline. However some cheated by hearing scarce goods or purchasing from the black market.
LBS had a vision for "A Great Societyin the United States. He wanted to end poverty and racial injustices. Lyindon B Johnson also in visioned a legislation a legislative program that would create a higher standard of living, equal opportunity, and alsi prpmote a richer quality of life for all. He made reforms in education, healthcare, housing, immigration, and the environment.
Postwar America
The Urban Poor
Throughout the years America has battled with poverty. In the 1980s there were 750,000 Americans who were without shelter. By 1999 there were 32.2 million Americans who lived below the poverty line. There are many different reasons why this number is so high, but one reason is because of having no training or skill on the job. To help with the children in 1996 federal welfare included $3.5 billion funding for daycare. George W. Bush made $8 billion to help religious and other volunteer organizations to help clean the cities and help provide for the poor.
Recent Events
Current Events on Poverty
What Government has Done
The Government has tried to decrease poverty in America, by making programs, such as the New Deal, Medicare, Medicate, Welfare, Food stamps, and Social Security. These programs have helped cut down the poverty level, but this has a short term effect. There will always be a recession every few years, which new programs would be set in play.
Our Proposal
Our proposal to break the cycle of poverty, is to lower the cost of education. In doing so people will be able to get a higher education. In order to help lower the cost of education the taxes will be put in proportion for all the classes. To help from a lot of the taxes going to the jail system, people who have an felony for possession of drugs, should go to rehab to recover and become a participant of society, instead of being locked up and reaising the price of jail systems. This proposal does not mean complete success in breaking the cycle of poverty, but it may make a dent in it.
How the Issue has Affected Us
Our generations decision involving our future jobs are affected because people look for good paying jobs rather than what we are passionate about. In today's education there are cuts on extracurricular activities. With money problems in 2015 minimum wage is going up, but this means there will be an inflation. By this, when we go to find jobs some companies will hire less.
Thia Montoya, Taylor Hayden, and Carolina Recendez De Luna
4 in 5 in USA face near-poverty, no work
During the time of September 2013, the poverty rate had seem to grow out of sorts. The richer only seem to get rich and the poor become poorer. The jobs in America are barely here and it bring forth more poverty and the people who do receive these jobs, do not make enough to live off by. Hope Yen (writer of the article) basically says that "children" have "nothing better do to than to get on drugs."
The American poor record of that year was 46.2 million (15% of the population) and 12.6% of the adults that live between 25-60 years of age live in poverty.
www.usatoday.com/story.money/business/ 2013/07/08/americans-poverty-no-work/2594203
The Great Depression left millions jobless and in poverty. As President, FDR, began the New Deal. The New Deal legislation had more than fifteen major pieces that expanded the governments role in the nations economy. FDR's plan was to help the nation with the New Deal.
Although many Americans were living the "American Dream", Nearly one of every four Americans were living under the poverty line. Cities had not only lost people but businesses too.
U.S. Initiative on Hunger Aids Millions, Report Finds
This article explains how in 2014 an Obama Administration program was set up to reduce chronic hunger and poverty contributed to rising income for farmers around the world. This has saved millions of people from starvation. This program called "Feed the Future" started four years ago and had helped more that seven million small farmers increase crop production; from this it has provided nutritious foods to 12.5 million children. This program does not only help America, but helps nineteen other countries, also, such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, etc. This program may seem perfect but it has many defects that still need fixing.
Poverty in California
Not so golden
The current condition in California is that part of the state is wealthy, while the other part, is wallowing in poverty. The agricultural lands of San Joaquin Valley have log lagged the coast on indicators such as employment, income and education. The coast seems to be the wealthy and the the inland is the one who struggles.
The poverty line is at $23,492 for a family of four, while the poverty level just stands at 22%. While California is one of the biggest states, more than eight million stuggle to meet their everyday needs. The younger of the people (the children) live in poverty is one-quarter. California is also the fifth worse in the country when it comes to unemployment. Without problems being fixed, only a few will call California "The Golden State".
Public schools contend with growing poverty
Poverty is also starting to affect the public schools. Recent study show that the majority of public schools children in the South since 2005 are low-income households. Then in 2010 and 2011, the first time in modern history in k-12 public schools in the West are low-income kids. The percent grew between 2001 and 2011 to 31 percent. This low income will most likely lead to being behind in school, dropout, being undermployed, unemployed or in prison.
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