Poverty Reaches 50 Year Record Under Obama...

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Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama.

Aides said Mr. Obama doesn’t plan to commemorate the anniversary Wednesday of Johnson’s speech in 1964, which gave rise to Medicaid, Head Start and a broad range of other federal anti-poverty programs. The president’s only public event Tuesday was a plea for Congress to approve extended benefits for the long-term unemployed, another reminder of the persistent economic troubles during Mr. Obama’s five years in office.

“What I think the American people are really looking for in 2014 is just a little bit of stability,” Mr. Obama said.
Although the president often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.
The poverty rate has stood at 15 percent for three consecutive years, the first time that has happened since the mid-1960s. The poverty rate in 1965 was 17.3 percent; it was 12.5 percent in 2007, before the Great Recession.

About 50 million Americans live below the poverty line, which the federal government defined in 2012 as an annual income of $23,492 for a family of four.

President Obama’s anti-poverty efforts “are basically to give more people more free stuff,” said Robert Rector, a specialist on welfare and poverty at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

“That’s exactly the opposite of what Johnson said,” Mr. Rector said. “Johnson’s goal was to make people prosperous and self-sufficient.”...

Read more: Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record - Washington Times
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You don't care as you'd kill entire sectors of our economy. I love and respect the private sector but you're talking mind blowing numbers of people you want to fire.

Public school teachers?
Paid fire fighters
Police
Fda
Nasa
NSA-I'll agree that they shouldn't be spying on the American people, but they should be spying on our enemies.
CIA
FBI
Epa-needed. We can debate the depth of their mission.
Post office
Nws
noaa
nhc
USGS
etc thousands of others

Some of these do great things to keep this nation number one! From keeping our food clean so we don't have shitty food like Mexico to warning us of extreme weather. Believe it or not a modern society needs organizions that work for the people and not just for profit.

I love the private sector enough where I'd agree that a lot of the stuff can be done from their and for less.
 
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You don't care as you'd kill entire sectors of our economy. I love and respect the private sector but you're talking mind blowing numbers of people you want to fire.

Public school teachers?
Paid fire fighters
Police
Fda
Nasa
NSA-I'll agree that they shouldn't be spying on the American people, but they should be spying on our enemies.
CIA
FBI
Epa-needed. We can debate the depth of their mission.
Post office
Nws
noaa
nhc
USGS
etc thousands of others

Some of these do great things to keep this nation number one! From keeping our food clean so we don't have shitty food like Mexico to warning us of extreme weather. Believe it or not a modern society needs organizions that work for the people and not just for profit.

I love the private sector enough where I'd agree that a lot of the stuff can be done from their and for less.
Many of these - school teachers, fire fighters, police, etc. - can be privatized. Less cost, more efficiency. How obviously simple.
 

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This is the kind of news that really should be accompanied by music:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v9yUVgrmPY]Alanis Morissette - Ironic - YouTube[/ame]


Alanis Morissette - Ironic
 

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the OP is so fucking nuts he thinks Sandyhook was faked.


that's a lot of nuts
 

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Appears to me the 'War On Poverty' and 'The Great Society' were hoaxes by Progressives...seems to me the gap is ever wider...BUT have to throw more taxpayer money at it.

Progressive Leftist FAILURE on parade.
 

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Obama needs to learn how to redistribute the wealth in reverse
 

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You don't care as you'd kill entire sectors of our economy. I love and respect the private sector but you're talking mind blowing numbers of people you want to fire.

Public school teachers?
Paid fire fighters
Police
Fda
Nasa
NSA-I'll agree that they shouldn't be spying on the American people, but they should be spying on our enemies.
CIA
FBI
Epa-needed. We can debate the depth of their mission.
Post office
Nws
noaa
nhc
USGS
etc thousands of others

Some of these do great things to keep this nation number one! From keeping our food clean so we don't have shitty food like Mexico to warning us of extreme weather. Believe it or not a modern society needs organizions that work for the people and not just for profit.

I love the private sector enough where I'd agree that a lot of the stuff can be done from their and for less.
Many of these - school teachers, fire fighters, police, etc. - can be privatized. Less cost, more efficiency. How obviously simple.
Right, if you can't afford it, your house burns to the ground. Great idea! School is only for the kids who have parents with money. Sounds like a utopia!
 

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Appears to me the 'War On Poverty' and 'The Great Society' were hoaxes by Progressives...seems to me the gap is ever wider...BUT have to throw more taxpayer money at it.

Progressive Leftist FAILURE on parade.
go get the numbers that prove you claim
 

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Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama.

Aides said Mr. Obama doesn’t plan to commemorate the anniversary Wednesday of Johnson’s speech in 1964, which gave rise to Medicaid, Head Start and a broad range of other federal anti-poverty programs. The president’s only public event Tuesday was a plea for Congress to approve extended benefits for the long-term unemployed, another reminder of the persistent economic troubles during Mr. Obama’s five years in office.

“What I think the American people are really looking for in 2014 is just a little bit of stability,” Mr. Obama said.
Although the president often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.
The poverty rate has stood at 15 percent for three consecutive years, the first time that has happened since the mid-1960s. The poverty rate in 1965 was 17.3 percent; it was 12.5 percent in 2007, before the Great Recession.

About 50 million Americans live below the poverty line, which the federal government defined in 2012 as an annual income of $23,492 for a family of four.

President Obama’s anti-poverty efforts “are basically to give more people more free stuff,” said Robert Rector, a specialist on welfare and poverty at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

“That’s exactly the opposite of what Johnson said,” Mr. Rector said. “Johnson’s goal was to make people prosperous and self-sufficient.”...

Read more: Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record - Washington Times
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I'm glad you started this thread. This only reinforces the fact that the best way to get people out of poverty is by removing all safety nets and assistance from them. That will create an automatic path straight to riches!
 

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Is there any doubt progressive policies done by the left and right have done anything but fail?
I can point to plenty of examples of countries with policies that are much more progressive than anything we have here and are seeing great success.

But we both know you can't point to conservative policies showing success anywhere in the world. I mean, unless you consider Iran and Pakistan a rousing success.
 

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Is there any doubt progressive policies done by the left and right have done anything but fail?
I can point to plenty of examples of countries with policies that are much more progressive than anything we have here and are seeing great success.

But we both know you can't point to conservative policies showing success anywhere in the world. I mean, unless you consider Iran and Pakistan a rousing success.
I'd like to see his answer to this.
 
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Is there any doubt progressive policies done by the left and right have done anything but fail?
Great observation. Yeah, most Neocons are former Progressive Democrats. They're really still Progressives. I mean, some may appear 'Conservative', but that's only when being compared to the extreme Left Communists who run the other Party. Anyone can appear Conservative or Right, when compared to Communists. The Neocon Leadership are actually Progressives in the end. They may not be quite as extreme, but they are Big Government Authoritarians.
 

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Appears to me the 'War On Poverty' and 'The Great Society' were hoaxes by Progressives...seems to me the gap is ever wider...BUT have to throw more taxpayer money at it.

Progressive Leftist FAILURE on parade.
go get the numbers that prove you claim
Just as quickly as YOU show your stats I asked you for on TAX CUTS in another thread. Go fish, dumbass.
 

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