war on poverty

LBJ's Great Society: The Establishment's War On America

After fifty years, American skepticism of the Great Society and the big government it created have never been stronger, and the embrace of the Great Society’s big spending and big government by the Republican establishment has never been tighter.

GOP Budget Aims to Help the Poor

Greg Richter, NewsMax

In a pre-emptive strike on Obama's own budget set to be released Tues., House Repubs. are releasing a report on Mon. as a prelude to their own version later this month. The GOP report is critical of the 50-year-old War on Poverty and proposes reforms to welfare and social programs.

Obama Policies Haven't Helped Poor

Dave Boyer, Washington Times

Although Obama often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.

Mike Lee Critiques the War on Poverty

Streiff, Red State

Senator Mike Lee’s remarks [Bring Them In] at the Heritage Foundation’s Anti-Poverty Forum are probably the most succinct conservative critique of modern government anti-poverty programs in recent decades.