The War on Poverty

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  1. ballfan

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    I heard a figure about the amount of money we've spent on the war on poverty. Since 1964 its been a total of 6.6 trillion dollars.

    And still we're apparently no better off if you listen to liberals and the media.
     
  2. OldRegular

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    Isn't that approximately the amount of the National Debt? :D And we are still no better off, at least until the Republican Congress pushed Welfare Reform over the dead body of Bill Clinton. :D
     
  3. ballfan

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    Not being overly weathy myself I'd have liked to have a share of that 6.6 trillion myself. I looked all over for my share but it must have been misplaced or lost.
     
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    I must be the lucky one here then. I know right where my share is I got about 25 pounds of cold hard cash in my closet. All pennies. Took me 10 years to save em all.
     
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    Our longest, most expensive "war".

    Result:

    It arguably created more poverty than it eliminated.
     
  6. OldRegular

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    Not being overly weathy myself I'd have liked to have a share of that 6.6 trillion myself. I looked all over for my share but it must have been misplaced or lost. </font>[/QUOTE]No! It was stolen from your paycheck by the Federal Government.
     
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    The problem with fighting the war on poverty is that we're not in any shortage of giving a starving man all the fish he can eat. The problem is that we've done a poor job at teaching the starving man to fish for himself.
     
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    Some people don't want to learn to fish. They want the fish caught, cleaned, cooked, and served with a nice garnish! Oh, of course, that is by others, not self.
     
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    Take a snapshot of the "poor" in the U.S. and the poor in any other place in the world.

    I would be willing to bet that obesity is a problem for a similar percentage of our "poor" as those that are not disadvantaged in any way.

    Not so for the poor of other nations. Obesity, I would guess, is not a problem they normally have.

    Ties in kinda loosely with your point.
     
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    The poor in this country are rich compared to the vast majority of people in the world. In fact they are probably rich compared to most of the people in this country during the 30's and 40's.
     
  11. Baptist in Richmond

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    To borrow a line from Gene Hackman in The Birdcage:
    "That's just what Rush Limbaugh said."
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    Regards, ballfan,
    BiR
     
  12. just-want-peace

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    :rolleyes: :mad:

    TOUCHE' !!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Poncho, you're rich!
     
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    The only victors are the politicians who've successfully sold the various "benefits for votes" schemes.
     

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