What could be done to help the poor
March 9, 2018 10:18pm CST
Many people do not want the government to start running numerous programs for the poor. They say it encourages laziness. Disability, social security etc only make people want to stay at home. Yet, there are many people who are entitled to this provisions. In Africa, the government does next to nothing for people yet the poor are able to survive but in America where the government does lots for the people, there are still homeless people. This is really surprising to me. The poor exist everywhere whether the government intervenes or not. I want to ask: what could be done to help the poor? Can the government do enough? By the way, good morning everyone. I hope you had a lovely night. And for those about to go to sleep, enjoy your sleep.
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• Cuddalore, India
10 Mar 18
Non governmental organizations usually called as NGO's can help poor. They can conduct campaign and fund collection events. So they can contribute this for poor.The money can be split between poor's to start new business or ask them to invest in existing business .
11 Mar 18
@iridion9 There are exceptions though but the majority are scams. Many churches here even open their own because they have discovered that people donate to foundations because they want to feel good doing good. They have invented a new method to fleece the people.
10 Mar 18
I advocate on behalf of the homeless and impoverished here in my province of Nova Scotia, Canada. I have lived 7 consecutive years in a homeless situation and these struggles have given me a powerful voice. In truth, the government of any country would be a greater service to the people if it was to GIVE the people what they need as opposed to taking it away from them. Here is the link to an email I wrote to the Premier of my Province. A friend of mine published it in the Nova Scotia Advocate paper. Our focus here is to bring awareness of the connection between poverty and mental illness.
(Angry) letter to the premier: Many of us who are in need only require a fresh, secure start in life
“For many years I held full time employed positions, mainly minimum wage, and have paid my taxes dutifully to this government. Then something happened in my life that rendered me and my 16 ye…
• Richfield, Utah
11 Mar 18
My take is, basic living should be capped at a certain amount, meaning housing should not go over a certain amount, food should not go over a certain amount, bring back the discount stores, make things built to last. Don't be greedy, get only what you need. Keep the needs basic, let's bring back it's a real treat for special occasions. Simple basic compassion and empathy is the key piece needed. Supply and demand is another word for just sticking it to people.
10 Mar 18
I believe it is very difficult to plan for unexpected set of people. Look at it like this..when you draw up cash flows ...you have clear cut estimate of how many employees you would have how big a premises you would take on rent, how much material would be bought and how much would be the production. Based on such data, you determine your price that leaves some profit in your hand for enjoyment. In case of social sphere when a family has 9 kids government cannot generate employment for them all! You see, the monies that could have been used to part finance setting up of some manufacturing unit has been used up in food, education, and medication of the 9 kids. Effectively, the government is left with nothing even for 2 of them, which is parents replacement number. I would say unless people get it in their nut that having more children reduces the number of tax payers and increases insatiable hunger in the country which leads to increase in crime rates, there is no way any social program gonna work. Based on demand and supply curve, the labor charges start dwindling, and reach a level when the person finds it not worthwhile to undertake some chore since payment is insufficient for the minimum requirement - minimum requirement being four square meals and a roof with some monies for transport and medical emergencies. This is when the person is so dejected that he does not see any point in working and becomes lazy. Laziness becomes a habit. There is no point in giving them free homes or monies to get pregnant. Any charity or government social expenditure should be for a limited time frame, except in case of those with disabilities. Out here, we are soon going to overtake china in terms of population. But populist measures such as giving monies to people for pregnancy still exist. Likewise, government gives the poor small homes FREE OF COST. Is that not unfair considering that government cannot give to all poor but only some based on lottery system? If instead it retained those homes, and had offered to lease the premises for a span of 25 years, at lower rent, it would be having a self sustaining system. Most of the social expenditures the way they are going do not serve a positive purpose. They do not reduce poverty. What is the point?