As poor Americans continue to get blamed for being poor, it's the free-market system that pays them too little to avoid being dependent on the safety net—the vicious circle of hypocrisy.
Welfare in the U.S. flows vertically in two directions from a single source—the middle-class. The redistribution of wealth that flows up to the rich is far greater and more concentrated than the wealth that flows down to the poor. This is a major problem.
With extreme inequality plaguing the U.S., the rich continue to bankrupt the middle and lower classes. They have a feeling of entitlement from our nation's many years of productivity. We have to stop ignoring the real problem.
There is a widening inequality between the working poor and the non-working rich. The ideal that America’s growing inequality is often justified doesn’t hold up—instead, it's undermining the moral foundations of American capitalism.
The Alaska Permanent Fund proved a success, therefore an America Permanent Fund (APF), based on that program, would benefit both the rich and poor. We all deserve to receive some national productivity.