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Bruce Poliquin on Welfare & Poverty

 

 


War on Poverty has failed after spending $16 trillion

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty in America. Since then, $16 trillion taxpayer dollars have been spent on welfare programs to eliminate those conditions. Today, however, 15% of Americans still live in poverty; there were 19% when the initiative began. By any objective measure, the well-intended War on Poverty has been a sad and expensive failure.

The American dream is not about becoming comfortable entrapped in big government welfare programs for our subsistence. Rather, it's to take advantage of our unique free market democracy to improve our lives, live independently, care for our families, and enjoy more happiness and freedom.

Source: 2014 Maine House campaign website, PoliquinForCongress.com , Nov 4, 2014

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