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Robert Rector: How the War on Poverty Was Lost

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Fifty years and $20 trillion later, LBJ’s goal to help the poor become self-supporting has failed. By: Robert Rector On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union address to announce an ambitious government undertaking. “This administration today, here and now,” he thundered, “declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” […]