1 Jul

I thought this was a good reminder of good intentions NOT necessarily generating good results.

A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

By Tom Quiner

“The poor will always be with us” said Jesus.

“We don’t buy your assertion,” said America. To the credit of this nation, we have devoted 15 trillion dollars in an attempt to prove Jesus wrong.

Each year, the U.S. spends about a trillion dollars at the federal, state, and local levels in an attempt to alleviate poverty.

We have created 126 different anti-poverty programs at the federal level and erected vast bureaucracies to oversee their administration.

Today, the poverty level is defined as being about $20,000 per year.  We spend that much and a little more per person fighting poverty.

Has it worked? Has the “war on poverty” initiated by Lyndon Johnson in the mid 1960,s made a dent in our poverty rate? Some programs have worked well, others are questionable.

As the chart nearby shows, the poverty rate then is about the same as now. There…

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