View Poll Results: What's the best indicator(s) of the success/failure of the "war on poverty"?

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  • How much money is allocated to social programs and welfare

    5 8.77%
  • Helping the most people possible live more comfortably regardless of their income or lack of it

    4 7.02%
  • By how many people are actually able to get out of poverty

    48 84.21%
  • Other

    9 15.79%
  • Death Star

    3 5.26%
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Thread: "War on Poverty"

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    I don't see a "War on Poverty", I see a "War for Money".
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I don't see a "War on Poverty", I see a "War for Money".
    The nice thing about this is that with everyone trying to do best for themselves we have done a huge job fighting poverty on a global scale.

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    you cannot have a war on poverty. Just as you cannot have a war on drugs.
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Indeed, to those on the that side of the political spectrum, the success of the “War on Poverty” is surely measured by how many votes it buys for their side from those who have been trapped into endless dependence on government handouts.
    The reality is, we don't have a war on poverty, we never have. We have a media campaign on poverty. We talk about it a lot. We don't actually do anything about it. Like all of the other social wars we declare, we will never actually accomplish anything because we don't have the will to do what it takes, it's all about the agenda, not the solution.
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not only do the poor vote "correctly" but they support candidates that increase government spending and power. All "wars" have their supporters inside govenrment and entire indistries that depend on the resulting government spending. Low wage workers, and those that employ them, now enjoy the moronic "safety net" spending that supplements those wages - why pay a "living wage" if the government will do so (instead?) using other people's money?
    Benjamin Franklin was completely correct when he said “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” The poor do that constantly and the left is based around keeping them happy, but also keeping them poor and dependent.
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The only measure of success is in how many people can improve their own lives, and rise above poverty. If you are merely being funded, then you haven't fixed anything- just thrown money at it. The basic and underlying problem is still there.
    Not that long ago a very poor person might lack sufficient food for adequate nutrition, might die from lack of medical care, might live in a dangerous tenement, tent or shack without heat and insulation and children had to miss school and go to work. Now, even the poorest can obtain a fairly place to live, obtain sufficient food, get medical care and children don't miss school due to a need to work to support their family. That is success.

    The homeless are still in a terrible situation, but that is largely a failure to adequately address their mental health and/or substance abuse problems, not because there aren't resources for them. The problem for the homeless is that they mentally and practically lack the ability to obtain what they need to improve their situation.

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I was listening to some talk show the other day, Hannity I think and he had Paul Ryan as a guest. They were speaking about the war on poverty and talking about how its success is measured. I thought that would make an interesting poll. What would be the best indicators of success (or failure)? I'll make it multiple choice.


    Working on the poll, options will be;

    1) By money allocated for social programs, e.g. the more the better
    2) By helping the most people possible live more comfortably regardless of their income or lack of it (I may need to shorten this one).
    3) By how many people are actually able to get out of poverty
    4) Other
    The number of people that we have helped out of starvation poverty has been gigantic since 1990. We have been hugely successfull at it.

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