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Does the government have an obligation to help the poor What are the causes for poverty These are questions that have been asked repeatedly over time Some people believe that the government has no obligation to help the poor and that the poor are in that situation because of their own choices Numerous theories have arisen of what causes poverty These theories include the biological theory character flaws theory or the cultural poverty theory Some thought is also raised that the poor should be put on birth control in order to control the number of children that rely on welfare checks to survive day to day This issue is one of sensitivity for some Does anyone have the authority to tell a woman she cannot bear children Isnt this her god given right as a woman I believe that in some instances the government does have an obligation to help the poor Actually the group I am referring to cannot always be classified as poor I think that if the government lays off workers for reasons beyond control yes they need to help out the people that were put out of a job For an example lets say that one company merges with another and positions of employment are lost in the hubbub This is not the fault of the worker that their position was eliminated For example John Smith was a worker on an assembly line making 1050hr With the coming of the computer age and era his and three other positions were replaced by a computer that can run at the cost of less then of what the four workers were making John Smith has three kids and a wife that were living off of this paycheck The wife was staying home to care for the children In a case such as this I believe that the government needs to help support John Smith and his family until they can get back
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