As a preliminary measure, you'd actually need for people who don't live in poverty to actually give a flying **** about those who do. This is far from the case. Lip service means nothing, much less from the elected representatives who serve the elite. The most sweeping reforms won't make any appreciable difference, in a system designed and perpetuated for the enrichment of entrepreneurs and Old Money. Corruption and self-interest trump any pretence of social comment.
That's the bad news. The good news is that history is a genius of an accountant. Whether the supremely indifferent like it or not, the system they champion is inherently unstable. Boom to Bust to Boom to Bust, and with increasing devastation. Given technology, there's no longer any option for world wars to save it from itself. The international market provided an injection of borrowed time, but the bill's in the mail. As the gap widens to become an economic rubicon defined by oases of wealth in oceans of misery, we'll have absolute economic (and hence political) monopoly or total collapse. Or the former preceding the latter. Either way, International Capitalism is as mortal as we are. After that, we have any number of possibilities.
It's my opinion that poverty can't be 'eliminated' (or even half-heartedly addressed) while the system endures. Whatever 'initiatives' come into being will be as band aids applied to the aggressive tumour responsible for the pain. For the most part, those not (yet) similarly afflicted are content to demonise the poor or turn a blind eye altogether. At least until the inevitable catches up with them. At that point, I've a sneaking suspicion their empathy is assured. lulz But it's not all doom and gloom,of course. The burnt hand teaches best.
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the US is far from unique in that regard, even "socialist" france is having that issue.
Any country that has a higher PPP than a typical third world hell hole is going to likely have this issue as its a quality of life issue and not a political one.
In the context of this question only. I go with Other: Total enslavement of everyone, with all needs provided by regional governments and strict indoctrination removing the desire for wants.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin