The Poor Are Still With Us
Cartoon by Lee Judge and published January 7, 2014.
The Los Angeles Times has a pretty good column on the War of Poverty and the claims that it was a failure and was/is a waste of government money. Ann Stevens and Marianne Page take issue with
that nonsense and provide statistics to back their thesis up.
These safety net benefits go unrecognized because our official poverty statistics do not measure such noncash or after-tax benefits, nor do they track real outcomes, like improvements in health or education. But the benefits are there, and they need to be taken into account, especially when cuts are being proposed." (Emphasis added)
Until the people who keep the statistics start paying attention to those government programs and the real-life effect on people's lives, those in the GOP and the DINOs will continue to justify the heartless moves they've been making (e.g., not extending unemployment benefits).