US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

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    When can we call the Great Society a Great liberal failure?

    US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

    My Way News - US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.

    Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical weeks ahead of the November elections.

    The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both nonpartisan and those with known liberal or conservative leanings, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent. Several predicted a more modest gain, but even a 0.1 percentage point increase would put poverty at the highest since 1965.
     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    I agree, what is the exit strategy on the War on Poverty...funny liberals never have an answer....Noone knows any metrics on this
     
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    Their answer is that the Republicans didn't let them take, from the producers, and spend enough money. Always the same tune from the liberal left, if we only spent more money.
     
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    Thanks a lot obummer.
     
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    yeah I love that, I tried it on my dad as a kid and he's not as stupid as democrats....IF I couldnt manage a little, you cant manage alot and these guys cant manage dick.
     
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    Given the nature, severity, depth and breadth of this meltdown, I'm not at all surprised. An entirely self-inflicted wound, decades in the making and cultural in character.

    We now return you to the simplistic partisan finger-pointing, see if you can stay awake.

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    Those who wish to blame liberal policies , which none are noted , are usually the same folks who don't even dare whisper the name of Dubya , the creator of the failed policies that has put more people into poverty . The gap between the halves and have nots greatly increases under republican stewardship , that's an undeniable fact . And what does the party of God mean to do to alleviate poverty ? why more tax cuts for the one percenters while raising them on the middle class and the poor . Forget job creating , even though they said they would laser in on job creating is they got congress back all they've done was push more of the same failed economic policies that have pushed more people into poverty then at any other time in history . The republican party doesn't care about America , if they did those blaming Obama would put forth examples of their accomplishments in contrast to what ths president has actually done , created more jobs than all of the Bush years combined .
     
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    I am unafraid to point fingers in both directions, I havent seen you step up....
     
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    Then you haven't been paying attention, not that you're required to.

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    Possibly, I havent read much of you lately. A change would be welcome.
     

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