Has poverty stricken the US irreversibly?
Another major issue is the question concerning the ever increasing costs of living. Even American middle-class citizens, with two different jobs, are having trouble sustaining themselves, their families and a mortgage. There has been an evident increase in poverty in the United States in recent years, with poor and destitute people receiving little to no help from the government. Sometimes, extremely poor individuals live side by side to rich ones. Los Angeles, the center of the American movie industry, a place inhabited by the elite of cinema, is also the world’s capital of the homeless: every night, approximately 100.000 individuals sleep in the streets, since they have no home of their own.
Is there an easy solution for this problem? No, there isn’t. As the economy goes down, the living standards are consequently lowered altogether. The unfortunate decadence of a country always seen as a measure of development is not a fact that concerns only the USA. Directly and indirectly, this occurrence affects the entire world.
Fortunately, there are people worried, and seeking a solution for this ordeal, which is not an easy task. Since even the government is limited in what concerns implementing an effective solution that could resolve, at least partially, this ongoing problem, or to correct the cause that generates this undermining difficulty, Americans will have to resort to social programs on their quest for help. But mainly, for the most part, they will have to count on themselves to solve their own adversities. The ones who have family, friends and neighbors are the most fortunate. Millions can’t even ask help to their loved ones, since they don’t have anybody. The goodness of strangers to completely destitute Americans is a last resort. What a terrible exceedingly rich and resourceful country, with so many people that doesn’t have anything.