The United States federal government should substantially increase
social services for persons living in poverty in the United States.
the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world,
poverty still plagues the country. It is suggested that millions of
Americans and undocumented immigrants may live in poverty. Naturally the
question arises whether or not the United States federal government
should substantially increase domestic social services for persons
living in poverty.
Some argue that it is the governmentís responsibility to offer
assistance to those in need. Others suggest that people living in
poverty should turn to help offered by the private sector such as
non-profits and faith-based charities.
Poverty impacts a wide range of public policies such as education reform
and quality of the education. This collection is intended to offer
insight into aspects surrounding the question such as healthcare and
welfare, the debate over private sector vs. federal government
assistance and a consideration of how other countries provide social
These essays will provide a foundation to craft your arguments and
inspire further research. The collection is drawn primarily from the
World and Iís e-library of back issues. Recent developments and Obama
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