In time for the world "Anti-Poverty Summit" at the U.N. starting this week, the Obama regime released data indicating growing "poverty" in the U.S.
My local newspaper ran the headline "Nation's Poverty Rate Rises to 14.3 percent." The article claimed 3.7 million more Americans slipped below the "federal poverty line" in 2009 and that a total of 43.6 million Americans now live in poverty.
The easy talk-show point here is to ridicule the Obama "spread the wealth around" effort as the failure that it is – and that any spread the wealth around effort always is. When government spreads the wealth around, everyone gets poorer.
The other easy point to make is the failure of the federal 40-year "War on Poverty." Since the 1960s, the U.S. government has spent more than twice as much fighting poverty than it spent (in constant dollars) to win World War II – and "poverty" apparently
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