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

ccurley Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:01 PM
It is very interesting that the far right fanatics,which is the overwhelming opinions on this site,refuse to acknowledge corporate welfare,or the unbelievable amount the United States spends, protecting corporate interests abroad.Mitt Romneys very own father,was a welfare recipient for several years,and his Mother,profusely thanked the United States Government for the help they recieved when it was needed.The notion that a welfare Mother,wants to live on 600 dollars a month,is tacitly absurd.It is interesting,that when a right winger needs help,like Paul Ryan,they are first in line for a supposed hand out.The overwhelming amount of us with advanced Collegial degrees, are Democrats, for a very good reason,and that is a FACT,,sorry.

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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