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

Mr.Studie Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 11:46 PM
You get what you pay for. You pay for people to sit home and collect welfare, thats what you get. You pay for 104 weeks of unemployment, thats what you get.
ccurley Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 12:04 PM
WOW ,YOU ARE AN UNMITIGATED GENIUS.DID YOU THINK THAT UP ALL BY YOURSELF,OR DID YOU ARRIVE AT THIS AT A "TEA PARTY".

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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