Dear Future President,
Have you ever imagined living in poverty? Have you ever imagined being sick but not having the money for medicine? You probably haven't, in fact, no one wants to imagine having to live on the streets or not being able to attend school. You might think it's hard to imagine but think of the people that are experiencing it every day. Some think that people think that poverty isn't a big deal or they are just lazy and don't want to try but that's not always the case.
As of 2014, 45 million people out of 318.9 million people are living in poverty in the United States. Most people living in poverty can't afford the necessities like medicine, food, and school. Some living in poverty often skip meals because they can not afford it. This leads to them getting sick but then they can't afford the medicine so they just stay sick. In other cases, people do have houses and have access to food and medicine but they can still be classified as living in poverty. All those who make less than the Federal government’s official poverty threshold.
Poverty is a big issue in the United States. Many people live in poverty and never have a normal life. They never get to experience a good life. Some don't even get to experience going to school or having and house and a family. That's what America is about, isn't it? Having a nice home and a nice life. Some don't even to get have a nice meal.