Many Americans describe poverty as deprivation: an inability to provide a family with nutritious food, clothing, and reasonable shelter. A poll was taken in 2002 where people asked this question that varies in answers. It asked " how would you describe poverty in the U.S?" the poll majority of the answers focused on homelessness, hunger or not being able to eat properly and not being able to meet basic needs. Poverty is the deprivation of things that determine the quality of life such as food, clothes, homes, cars and other property. When people are unable to eat, go to school, or have any access to health care, then they can be considered to be in poverty, regardless of the their income.
Due to lack of opportunities in America poverty seems to be a rising case. People are becoming homeless, homes are foreclosing and Businesses are going out of sale. In the last eight years the economy has been going in a downward spiral. It seems to me that there's a lack of help from the government or the president. There are a lot of unstable households, no one is truly successful, and incomes are failing incredibly. The government doesn't seem to see all those in need? But do they really? By having the new "obama care" they plan to help the