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Fighting poverty: Numbers reveal some progress

January 24, 2014

The number of Americans living below the poverty threshold has increased by more than 10 million since President Lyndon B. Johnson first announced his crusade against poverty 50 years ago this mont....

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Jan-24-14 7:39 PM

We hear that Reagans policies are what we need, fact is, the poverty rates increased in the Appalachias under his policies, yet some vote for those that want to expand those proven failed policies, and some say work harder, while they are only scheduled to , ahem, work 114 days this year.

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Jan-24-14 2:59 PM

oneill, obamacare is causing the loss of full-time jobs by the thousands and the whiners for higher minimum wage will kill thousands more.....get your head out of "the sand" and stop blaming Fox News.

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Jan-24-14 2:03 PM

oneill, have another swig of the kool-aide. When was the last time Obama met with his jobs czar? How about you explain how much he did when the D's controlled it all?

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Jan-24-14 1:21 PM

oneill, yes, where are the jobs? Seems to me your guy has been in charge for quite some time now, so where are they. What has he done? You do realize that Canada is now more job friendly than the US. We get to lay that squarely at the feet of your man.

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Jan-24-14 10:33 AM

I am wondering just how many success stories the government can tout. I doubt enough to justify the expenditures. The way the system is designed is completely flawed and ends up doing more harm than good.

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Jan-24-14 7:15 AM

You are correct, but I guess you'll never convince the bleeding hearts who feel guilty about success or the lazy who would take whatever is handed out.

Fifty years and how many more young, single parents are out there? The entitlement programs won't give cash to young single they have children.

Why don't more people see that the system is not improving quality of life here??

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