The Daily Signal: 9 Facts About Poor in America

Fifty years and $22 trillion after Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and more people are on food stamps today than ever before. And, under Barack Obama the poverty rate has stood at 15 percent for three consecutive years, the first time that has happened since the mid-1960s.

The Daily Signal released these 9 facts about poor in America.

Fifty years after the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty,Rector’s findings show that poverty in America is only getting worse, and the federal government is to blame. The Census ignores nearly the entire $943 billion welfare state when counting family “income.” U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on more than 80 means-tested welfare programs that provide cash, food, housing and medical care to low-income Americans.

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