Predaprince wrote:Because we live in a democratic, capitalistic country.
Given the fact that we are not founded on an economy that follows communism, we do not all make the same amount of money and, hence, by comparision, there are those who make so less amounts of money as others that they are considered to be within the poverty realm.
It is true that there are those who are lazy or who do not care to get out of the poverty level, but that is not the cause of their poverty, but an effect of their poverty. It is only by a slight chance that those who are born and are raised in a family that is already in the poverty level will have the dreams, drive, and opportunities to raise themselves out of it.
As I remember, communism had it's own way of making people poor (or at least make them live poor), if not even poorer.
I mean yeah, a lot of other people are just lazy. You also have to remember though that this world we live in can be a very cruel place where only the fittest survive, and even the most hardworking, talented person can fail simply for not being lucky enough.
In theory any financial disaster can be averted through planning and forethought, but sometimes the thinking required just isn't humanly possible.
Y'know, the "laziness" part probably explains why America has to rely on illegal immigrants for work even though we've got so many homeless people wandering around our cities.