Some speak of the rich's obligation to give back to society, but what is the obligation of the poor to that same society? Do they have an obligation to at least make an attempt to be self sufficient so that they will not be a drain on society? Do they have an obligation to improve their own marketable skills? Do they have an obligation to care for their own offspring as a priority over their own personal wants?
The real poverty that exists is not one of money but a lack of work ethic and pride in taking care of yourself and your family. Laziness is a prelude to poverty.