As the saying goes, it never fails to amaze me that nations are all about touting their economical prowess and grandeur, military arm and weaponry, financial expansion and developments. To highlight our 2017 year of earth shaking cultivating hand shakes we left an era of germs spreading the entire planet.
How soon they forgot to ponder the poor, the homeless, the despairing all for advertising dollars spent on themes of disparaging, defamatory verbs to whip up frenzy for a pie fight. I don’t know who wins other than the one who has a better arm to throw well scripted lines by professional writers.
Luke 4:18-19 (KJV)
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Proverbs 22:22-23 (KJV)
22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
23 For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
What if 2018 was all about providing free education to those impoverished to bring them out of poverty? What if companies would take some of their profits to create jobs for them and transportation to their jobs. What if companies would build homes for all the impoverished who are willing to work? What if the homeless were provided with drug free programs and housing scattered in their own tent areas? It's not too much to ask since our C.A.F.R. is in good shape.
I'll start with the U.S.
2017 FPL Guidelines: 48 Border States and D.C.
Persons in Household
2017 Federal Poverty Level
Medicaid Eligibility (138% of FPL)
In 2016 there were 40.6 million people in poverty, 2.5 million fewer than in 2015 and 6.0 million fewer than in 2014.