Use private sector to help people leave poverty

To the Editor:
The “Rags-to-Riches” article was uplifting. A priest works with a successful business man (a rich man) to help poor people develop a profitable business while earning a living wage. As Fernandez-Ruiz said, “It always validates the belief that there is hope in the world, and you can really do something to make other people rise above poverty.”
This is a much better solution to ending poverty.  Not, “tax the rich, give to the poor,” but develop programs and businesses in the private sector to help people rise above poverty.
Robert and Shirley Gochee
Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish, Muscatine

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