Nikki Haley: 'Ridiculous' for UN to analyze poverty in America “At the end of the day, however, particularly in a rich country like the United States, the persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power,” the report reads. “With political will, it could readily be eliminated.” The report said American democracy "is being steadily undermined" and provided several suggestions for how to alleviate poverty in the U.S. The recommendations said American citizens must realize taxes "are in their interest" and that the U.S. "must recognize a right to health care." ------------------ Under Trump, the income gap is growing faster than ever before. Which was the Republicans goal when they elected Trump. http://www.feedingamerica.org/assets/pdfs/fact-sheets/poverty-and-hunger-fact-sheet.pdf Wow, 40 million Americans live in poverty. Wanna bet the majority are Trump voters? A View From Appalachia: Living Below The Poverty Line But I thought the economy was so wonderful. It is. If you're a millionaire. Sadly, most of Trump's voters aren't millionaires.