Why Is There Poverty In America?

I know, what kind of question is that? Everybody knows there’s some that have and others that don’t but why is there some that got nothing? Our current pandemic has opened my eyes to our governments failure to do for their citizens.

Billions and billions more has been handed out to America to stimulate the economy and provide for loss of incomes, but that doesn’t give everyone some form of income to survive on. If you don’t qualify for unemployment, all the government gives you is the $1200.00 stimulus check. In the San Francisco  Bay Area that wont house and feed your pet. Damn sure won’t pay the rent and feed a family. So how is a person supposed to survive this pandemic financially?

The Government gave out billions of dollars in stimulus checks, millions of which was paid to all sorts of people that did not qualify for such payment. Where did the government get this money. And, what good did it do? It was inadequate to provide any real support for a lot of America. Mortgages, rents, loans for cars, and all the other bills the average American pays are not being paid. You don’t think that the Banks and other Lenders are just going to forgive arrearages, do you? Any day now folks are going to be greeted by someone coming to their door to collect or relieve you of the applicable property. Would an estimate of 50% of America having a bad credit score be unexpected?

Why? Why isn’t the Government stepping up to the plate and providing a livable income for every citizen in the United States? The idea of a basic universal income seems to be an answer to a lot of people in need of income. If I understand how this would work, it would call for the Government to pay everyone a basic income amount. People could make additional income by employment regardless of this Government payment. But those not employed and not eligible for  other benefit or payment would still have an income to survive on. Presently our politicians are trying to find a way to put more money in the People’s hands, possibly by a second $1200.00 stimulus check, which does not even provide for housing of even the poverty level of yesterday and is a ridiculous amount of Government provided support to get America back on it’s feet and save our economy from collapse.     

Nobody in America has not suffered due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. We neither started this pandemic nor wanted it in the first place. We are all victims of the negligence of some other country. Why isn’t our Government sending a bill to that government for the damage caused here? With over 100,000 dead and many more than that suffered sickness because of it, why isn’t our government seeking some form of payment from the responsible government for the suffering caused America? It is simply not right that most of America will continue to suffer financially without those responsible being held responsible for their negligence.

As America suffers the losses created by the pandemic, more and more people are joining our Homeless Encampments, our roving Tent Cities, and Motorhome Convoys which demonstrates how rapidly we are losing family after family to below poverty level status. This is unacceptable for this great country, and you will not save our economy by allowing the growth of poverty stricken to continue to grow. Our Government has the ability to save us from our fall to poverty and it sure would be nice if they got off their collective asses and did something about it while we still have a chance to survive.   

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