Originally posted by alldaylong
I was both shocked and moved after just watching "America's Poor Kids". I had no idea that this degree of poverty and despair was so common in the US in the 21st Century. There appears to be very little help for those who have feel below the breadline. The most disturbing aspect is that children who are effected by poverty seem to be suffering psychological issues by their plight. Very sad and moving stories where portrayed. My heart goes out to them.
The follow-up question then is - does the government spend more to give to these people - propping them up OR do we need to sit back and rethink the direction we are heading where we are quite literally annihilating ourselves with free-trade, fiat currency, and perpetual inflation?