One of the legacies that our new President inherited from the previous administrations is a massive number of poor people. If you examine the statistics of poor residents in the U.S, you will find that the number of poor people doubles or triples every five to ten years. Where do these poor people come from? Poor people breeds poor children. Poor parents give birth to poor kids. Poverty is a vicious cycle. That's is the main reason why we see so many poor citizens in this country. The second reason is that of the large influx of poor legal or illegal immigrants who come to the U.S. from across our borders or from overseas. People say that as long as we cannot control the inflow of these kinds of people into our country, or what we can do to elevate our poor people, the "poor" will greatly outnumber the middle class and the rich in just a few short years.
We saw today, January 21, 2017, the March of Women in Washington DC and some other States. I believe that the majority of these women are "poor" women - women who depend on the government for help, or services, for themselves, and for their children, such as Planned Parenthood, Food stamps, and WIC programs. I don't see Mr. Mitt Romney, and other wealthy men and women demonstrating on the streets. What we see on January 21st is just "the tip of the iceberg" of the poor men, women, and children in America.
As stated above, President Donald Trump inherited the poor people from the previous Administrations of both parties. Such legacy is unfortunate since the poor and those who are dependent on the government consume a large part of the U.S. budget.
How can we reduce the number of the poor and those who are dependent upon the government for help?
First, we have to start with our immigration law reform with the emphasis - PUT AMERICA FIRST. Every section of the law should reflect our intention to put America FIRST. Secondly, we should immediately stop importing migrant workers. It will be cheaper for us, in the long run, to bring in tomato, carrot, lettuce and cabbage from our neighbors than to import migrant workers from across our borders to work here. Third, we should build a tall and high wall along our borders. It makes no sense to build bridges when cocaine and narcotic drugs are flowing into our country through those bridges that destroyed many of our people's lives.
In addition to what I have mentioned above, an abundant supply of jobs and a good and honest education system that will lead to various quality employment opportunities are must prerequisites for lifting the American poor out of poverty.
In the past, most good paying jobs have left the U.S. and moved to other countries, such as China, Mexico, India, and other third-world countries. The trade agreements that the U.S. made with other nations have made them richer and made us poorer.
Colleges, public and private, are enriching themselves by promoting and offering degrees for which there is clearly no market demand. They should also be held responsible for making people poor. Some people that I know with Bachelor's and Master's degrees are working in restaurants as food servers and pizza delivery boys. Two of my nephews are back in college after they recently got their Bachelors degrees. They graduate with degrees that no one wants to hire. There are millions of students who defaulted on their student loans. The primary reason is because they cannot find jobs with their useless degrees. I believe that the U.S. Department of Education should not release funds to schools that promote and sell degrees to their students for which there is no market demand. And if there is such a "demand," the demand is usually "created" and hyped up by the schools and universities, and not by the job market.