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The American Welfare State: How We Spend Nearly $1 Trillion a Year Fighting Poverty--And Fail

Blinky3 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 8:22 AM
Many are to blame. Big intrusive government that tends to keep kicking people who are down and trying to get healthy or re-train. Money making non-profits, charities. Or passes local legislation that prevents people from even growing their own meat animals due to special interest groups who are another huge problem. Part of those special interest groups, socialist, commies, thinking we are supposed to take care of the world by like sending Israel trillions of dollars. Or allowing women to lay at home and not work but have seventeen kids which allows them more welfare and food stamps or having their hubbies illegal family living here with them where they get even more from food pantries and other resources that Americans can't get.

On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered a State of the Union address to Congress in which he declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." At the time, the poverty rate in America was around 19 percent and falling rapidly. This year, it is reported that the poverty rate is expected to be roughly 15.1 percent and climbing. Between then and now, the federal government spent roughly $12 trillion fighting poverty, and state and local governments added another $3 trillion. Yet the poverty rate never fell below 10.5 percent and is now at the highest level in...

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