How to end wealth inequality: Teach the poor to save

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  • tesuji Cedar City, UT
    March 17, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    If the poor had money to save they wouldn't be poor.

    Most poor Americans are single mothers and their children. Your own recent article ("Hungry in America," 3/7/13) states there are "50 million people (including 17 million children) living their lives amid food insecurity." If these people had extra money they would spend it on food.

    Jesus repeatedly told his followers to care for the poor and sick. 50 million people going hungry in America is shameful.

    Some say, "This is the land of opportunity. If people are poor, they must be lazy." But what if I had been born poor, going to bad schools, with exhausted parents working 2 or 3 jobs (or an exhausted single parent)? Would I have made it through college?

    If you are going to take a left-wing video and attack it by quoting right-wing sources, please put "Editorial" at the top of your article.

    Giving poor people money is not always the answer, but that doesn't mean we can't do a more in this land of prosperity. What these people need is, first, food. Then good education. And decent health care. That's how they will get out of poverty.