We cannot wait around for relief from heartless politicians. They are too busy figuring out how to stay in power with the money they have from wealthy contributors. They no longer see it as their business to care for every citizen, only the ones who can contribute campaign funds.
We cannot wait around for greedy employers. They are too busy figuring out how to get more profit from fewer employees and keep wages to the minimum necessary. They no longer see it as a privilege to provide a decent income for many families.
We cannot wait around for the super righteous. They are too busy making sure that society does not drink, gamble or dance. They no longer see it as a moral obligation to care for the poor and needy.
So, we may as well get used to poverty. Jesus said that the poor would always be with us. People will always find an excuse for their heartlessness towards them, so they will continue to suffer as long until the Second Coming.
Half of Americans will experience poverty at some time in their lives. So remember this: Society may not always care, but you can survive. But you must learn to be disciplined in the hard school of poverty. You don't need a cell phone. You don't need cable TV. You don't need a car. You don't need the internet. All you need are food, clothing and shelter. Ask at a nearby church. They often have meager resources but they will have information as to where you can get help. Surviving poverty can be a hard lesson, but a needed one. When poverty hits, in order to survive this heartless world, you must get rid of everything that is not absolutely necessary and costs money to keep. Even homelessness is survivable.
Remember this: God fights for the poor and destitute and he has many people on his side who are willing to fight with him for you.