I think that it is important for the American government supports the poor and provides them with assistance. Our nation needs to come together and support one another in order to create a unified nation. If the government were to provide the with more assistance, it would help the country as a whole.
The IMF warning over the US high rate of poverty should come as a wake up call to the government. The government should provide more assistance to the poor, also create an enabling environment for investment to increase job opportunities as most poor people are jobless. The poor been taxed less may also help.
Assistance is a blanket term that does not necessarily mean handouts. Assistance can be a many number of things like the giving of jobs. The government should do more work in creating jobs for people who have none. This would cut down on homelessness and poverty by giving people the opportunity to work and generate income to stimulate the economy.
Yes, the United States government should provide more assistance to the poor people of the United States. There should not be as many poor people in a country of such wealth. The government should strive to do much more to eliminate poverty and make sure that everyone lives at a nice standard of living.