More On Poverty

Posted: January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Thunder on the Right

“Fifteen percent of Americans still live in poverty, according to the official census poverty report for 2012, unchanged since the mid-1960s.  Liberals argue that we aren’t spending enough money on poverty-fighting programs but that’s not the problem.  In reality, we’re losing the war on poverty because we have forgotten the original goal, as LBJ stated it half a century ago: ‘to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities.’ Ed Morrissey

“The federal government currently runs more than 80 means-tested welfare programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care and targeted social service to poor and low income Americans.  Government spent $916 billion on these programs in 2 012 alone, and roughly 100 million Americans received aid from at least one of them, at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient. (That figure doesn’t include Social Security or Medicare benefits.)” Ibid

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