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‘The War on Poverty’

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The ‘war on poverty’ was first proposed by Kennedy and later enacted into law during the Johnson administration, and the sole purpose was a reduction in dependency.

John F. Kennedy stated the purpose of the “war on poverty” to be “to help our less fortunate citizens to help themselves.” His idea was “we must find ways of returning far more of our dependent people to independence.” The same theme carried over to Johnson’s administration, and the anti-poverty program was sold as “break the cycle of poverty. The best slogan was “give a hand not a handout.”

I am not sure how much dependency there was in the 1964 since the official poverty rate was continually declining for more than a decade before the “war on poverty” began. In fact, what happened and what continues to happen decades later is the increase on dependency.

What is evident in this study is that liberals will always find a reason or better yet an excuse to say they have succeeded.

La “guerra contra la pobreza” fue propuesto por primera vez por Kennedy y más tarde convertirse en ley durante el gobierno de Johnson, y con el único objetivo fue la reducción de la dependencia.

John F. Kennedy declaró el fin de la “guerra contra la pobreza” ser “para ayudar a nuestros ciudadanos menos afortunados a ayudarse a sí mismos.” Su idea era “tenemos que encontrar la manera de volver mucho más dependientes de nuestro pueblo a la independencia.” El mismo tema llevó a la administración de Johnson, y el programa de lucha contra la pobreza se vendió como “romper el ciclo de la pobreza. El mejor eslogan fue” dar una mano, no una limosna. ”

No estoy seguro de cuánto dependencia que había en el 1964 ya que la tasa oficial de pobreza fue disminuyendo continuamente durante más de una década antes de la “guerra contra la pobreza”, comenzó. De hecho, lo que pasó y lo que sigue ocurriendo décadas más tarde es el incremento en la dependencia.

Lo que es evidente en este estudio es que los liberales siempre encontrará una razón o mejor aún una excusa para decir que han tenido éxito.

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/05/BOOMTOWN-2-Taxpayers-Have-Spent-15-Trillion-On-The-War-on-Poverty

 

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2 comments on “‘The War on Poverty’

  1. JohnRH
    April 8, 2013

    I recently re-read a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Self Reliance which may be apropos:
    “Then, again, do not tell me, as a good man did to-day, of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish Philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong. There is a class of persons to whom by all spiritual affinity I am bought and sold; for them I will go to prison, if need be; but your miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots; and the thousandfold relief societies; though I confess with shame I sometimes succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withold.”

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