Do you think the federal government should or should not have a role in reducing inequality and poverty? Why?

In light of the current trends in poverty, income, and wealth inequality in the U.S., which of the theorists in ch. 6 seem to make the most sense? Explain.
Taking into account that the U.S. is a capitalist society, do you think the federal government should or should not have a role in reducing inequality and poverty? Why?