The path out of poverty is not one the lower class can make as a whole. In a free society that embraces capitalism, only the individual can bring himself out of poverty, through hard work, dedication and setting clear goals for himself. We as a society do not need the goverment to provide for people, because that means they must take from others. Legal stealing is a major tenet of socialism and is also used in the American Goverment here today to provide for organizations such as welfare and social security. Why should the goverment force us to be charitable, it is an insult to my integrity and values for them to say that i cant be an alturist in my own right. In the end we can give and give and give to needy people everwhere but the individual must drag himself out of poverty, it might not be your fault but it is ur problem.