Today marks an anniversary of a momentous occasion. It is not just the Late Great Elvis's Birthday but it is also the marking of LBJ (Linden B. Johnson)War on Poverty. This said WoP has had fifty years today and their has been no change. We have done exactly as the Democrats suggested, allowing a multi-Trillion Dollar investment to be flushed down the drain. We have had fifty years doing it their way and it has been proven to not work and put us in debt as well.
It would be nice to have something to show for our money instead of poor people never being able to advance and allowing the next generation to also become dependent on a welfare program doomed to fail them and our economy. We must not keep failing our citizens. It is our duty to find a better way. A way that I believe would insist the Federal Government to be removed completely or at a minimum, partially. I think our society will have to figure this one out.
Since, prior to Woodrow Wilson (the first president of the Welfare Era), our economy was self reliant and dependent upon only those in their communities. This time, prior to President Wilson, was a time with the least percentage of our community in poverty and still allowed for small government on the Federal Level. I think we should look at why it worked and learn from it and give up this so called "War on Poverty".
After all the Government has shown that since the Vietnam War, it is not up for winning a war, it only has the back bone to succeed when it is attacking its own people (American Citizens: Drone Attacks and NDAA).