THE WAR ON POVERTY: 50 years of failure

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the War on Poverty. Since President Johnson proclaimed his unconditional war on poverty, taxpayers have spent roughly $22 trillion dollars, which, adjusted for inflation, is three times the cost of all military wars since the American Revolution!

  • Last year, the government spent $943 billion providing cash, food, housing, and medical care to poor and low-income Americans.
  • More than 100 million people, or one-third of the population, receive some type of welfare at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient.
  • Yet, as of 2013, 14.5 percent of Americans were poor, the same rate of poverty as in 1967

 

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About josiahe

Watching closely, working to understand all I may, in this "Age of Information", even from my limited view, I can see much of what's going on ..... and I oft see it's going to impact all of us which is why I share it. My focus is to expose evil, and to serve my Lord and savior Jesus in whatever way He shows me. If one waits long enough, better writers will come along and comment; it's just that I have so little patience with the evil that lurks among us and I've wasted so much time and now, there is so little left! WELCOME!
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