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Monday, January 13, 2014

The War On Poverty’s Biggest Casualties

Fifty years after liberals launched their sacrosanct “War on Poverty,” Americans, and black Americans in particular, aren’t better off.

But neo-Marxist ideologue that he is, President Obama is determined to double-down on leftist failure, widening the so-called war by calling for the biggest welfare spending increases in American history— amounting to more than $10 trillion over a decade, according to the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector.

This War on Poverty that Obama wants to escalate came on the heels of the death of President John F. Kennedy.

As the country was reeling in shock just seven weeks after Kennedy was assassinated, his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson, urged Congress to embark on a new metaphorical war effort against poverty. In that State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, Johnson said, “Let this session of Congress be known … as the session which declared all-out war on human poverty and unemployment in these United States.”



Anonymous said...

Fifty years ago huh? Would this so called war on poverty have coincided with the #1 rating system,ranking ethnicities by number? I was perfectly happy with checking the appropriate slot next to my race when filling out an application.When that changed,everyone,especially blacks,should have tightened their grip on their wallets.

Anonymous said...

Kinda reminds me of the wars in the Middle East. 50 years and it's the worst it's been.

So similar.