America is the richest nation in the world. Our GDP was $15.09 trillion in 2012. That is enough money to eliminate extreme poverty worldwide 276 times over. Yet 146 million American’s (half of our population) live in poverty or are ‘near poor’.
#1, I don’t you understand how GDP works and what it actually measures.
#2, American “poverty”. The poorest American lives like a king in comparison to a significant portion of the world.
#3, You’re assuming that simply taking money from people and giving it to others is a way to eliminate “poverty”.
Some of you guys should just stay away (very, very far away) from economics.