Poverty is a big issue in the United States. One problem is that people have a low-wage work. Another problem is that some people almost have no work at all. These two problems overlap each other causing poverty in America.
Most people who are poor work as much as they can and go in and out of poverty. Fewer people have little or no work and tend to stay poor from one generation to the next. These numbers are growing very fast.
Low-wage work causes people to have low incomes which makes people below the poverty line These people are struggling. There is a total of 103 million, which means that fully one-third of the population has an income below the poverty line.
America is our country that everyone respects, even if we aren't the ones in poverty we should still care about them and want to help them.