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45. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2013, 21:14 Cutter
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 17:25:
Cutter wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 13:28:
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 13:14:
We've already spent $16 trillion on the "war on poverty" and things have only gotten worse. But keep on dreamin!

16 trillion? Lol! In what universe did that happen?

You obviously never heard of Carter's "War on Poverty". Just in the last year we passed $16 trillion total combating poverty in this nation and it's only higher now than it was when they started. While the spending rate goes up so does the poverty rate. This along with healthcare has far and away topped our spending for the last several years. Waaaay beyond military.

You know, because Hannity and Faux News claim it doesn't make it true. All the right-wing rags out there are claiming it's now 20 trillion! And yet not a single one can show ANY evidence of this. The spending is not even remotely close to that. And the [url=http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/wait-were-winning-the-war-on-poverty-a-new-study-says-absolutely/262371/]facts are it's money well spent/url]. In fact, the US needs to more, much, much more.

16 trillion? Jesus, there'd be no poverty on the entire planet with that amount spent to eliminate it.
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