No matter how high and how persuasive the mountain of readily available evidence that what they believe doesn’t work, liberals never question their own beliefs.
Tagged: war on poverty
Since 1965, the United States has spent approximately $17 trillion on anti-poverty programs – an amount almost identical to the balance on the national debt. Yet poverty rates remain essentially unchanged.
If the goal of the War on Poverty was to significantly reduce the proportion of the population living below the poverty line, one would have to say that so far the war is a draw.
The poverty rate in America stands essentially unchanged from its level on this day 50 years ago. If nothing else, the War of Poverty has proved the words of the scripture in which Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you.”