Kdudley -- The "WAR ON POVERTY" has obviously been lost.
We still have you making the argument that others successis is due to not coming from poverty. Nonsense! However, it is easy to see multiple generations of welfare receivers who do not graduate from high school and remain either in poverty or in jail. Hence poverty being fought by government maintains povertry to maintain Democrats as necessary for thier political power. The real choice is whether to end the useless overspending to maintain poverty or to encourage private enterprise economy to grow opportunities & expand it for those who can escape poverty by working to do so and accepting personal responsibilty for thier life's experience. Yet A "Safety net" should exist.