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Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 139

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A 2014 Heritage Foundation analysis marking the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty calculated that “today, government spends 16 times more, adjusting for inflation, on means-tested welfare or anti-poverty programs than it did when the War on Poverty started. But as welfare spending soared, the decline in poverty came to a grinding halt.”

– Jason Riley, Sr. Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writing in The Wall Street Journal


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