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War on Poverty Works
Posted - 12/10/2013 5:31:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
A study from Columbia University shows that since LBJ's "War on Poverty" was launched in the 1960s, the U.S. has been able to slash poverty in the country by 40%.
And, that during the Gret Recession beginning in 2007, poverty remained stable in the U.S., instead of spiking in downturns prior to the creation of a safety net.
The study found: "without taxes and other government programs, poverty would have been roughly flat at 27 - 29% , while with government benefits poverty has fallen from 26% to 16% — a 40% reduction. Government programs today are cutting poverty nearly in half (from 29% to 16%) while in 1967 they only cut poverty by about a one percentage point."
Posted - 12/10/2013 7:23:45 PM | show profile | flag this post
Gawker? Really? Are they still publishing Malkin porn?
Are they still making fun of Palin's special needs baby?
This study redefines what poverty is in order to reach this conclusion.
Why read the study when you depend on moonbat sources to tell you what to think?
Posted - 12/10/2013 8:10:09 PM | show profile | flag this post
Hey, Gawker just reported on it...
It was a legitimate study from Columbia University.
Facts are facts, poor little con.
I noticed you can't dispute those.
Posted - 12/10/2013 8:55:44 PM | show profile | flag this post
There's "Malkin porn"?
Well that just cut down on my porn searches for the month. Eek.
Posted - 12/10/2013 9:46:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
You never know -- Evgeni Malkin just might be hot from the neck down!
Posted - 12/11/2013 9:25:49 AM | show profile | flag this post
I am kinda shocked...
that you mention Gawker and cruzoquinn immediately thinks about Malkin porn.
Sick mind there.
Posted - 12/11/2013 12:27:50 PM | show profile | flag this post
Gawker is a classless moonbat site. The fact you would use Gawker has a news source says a lot about you.
Let me know when you actually read the study- instead of depending on moonbat sources to tell you what to think.
Then i can point out the flaw in claiming the war on poverty is a win.
Posted - 12/11/2013 2:56:22 PM | show profile | flag this post
since you won't go to Gawker unless they feed your Michelle Malkin fetish, here's the link to the actual study:
I thought you might appreciate the Gawker link -- since it is easier for a "low information voter" like you to understand than an actual academic study. And the fact it's a PDF, which probably takes forever to open on your Windows 95.
But, hey, have fun reading through it.
As it points out -- the safety net has nearly halved poverty in America and kept it from spiking during the Great Recession.
Now, TEA Party types in Congress want to cut up that safety net -- which could lead to greater poverty in America.
Posted - 12/11/2013 4:25:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
I've read it. You haven't. How do i know? You don't know anything beyond what was fed to you.
Posted - 12/12/2013 9:34:50 AM | show profile | flag this post
Cruzo's "reading comprehension"...
as Quinn is just as bad as under his old handle.
He apparently missed this from the report:
"Using the pretax/pretransfer measure, we find that poverty would have actually increased slightly over the time period, from 27% to nearly 29%. But after accounting for taxes and transfers, poverty falls by approximately 40%, from 26% to 16%. The figure also shows the growing anti-poverty role of taxes and transfers in reducing poverty, from only about 1 percentage point in 1967 to nearly 13 percentage points in 2012."
I know, math is hard, cruzo.
But as Quinn, you've matched yourself on the "reading comprehension test of the Constitution."