Rubio’s War on People

(Community Matters) Senator Rubio is declaring President Johnson’s War on Poverty a failure – let’s look at the evidence. Among seniors, the rate of poverty has fallen from 30% to 9%; among children, it feel from nearly 25% to 15% before concerted and consistent attacks on federal programs by Republicans beginning in the mid 70s.

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I usually attribute good intentions to politicians even when I don’t agree – assume I just don’t understand their perspective. However, such bold lies in the face of overwhelming evidence leaves me puzzled as to any good intentions.

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