so millions were starving under DDE?No but its certainly only for the middle upper middle class, and rich. depending on what city you live in (ie philly, where I am from) it is totally unaffordable to the middle class. Its cheaper to move to the burbs, and many do.
Furthermore the numbers are skewed, because (again at least here in philly) most of the "private schools" are catholic schools, which only offer a slightly better education and recently have done away with standardized testing. It is also skewed because about half of the best (and most expensive) privates are in the burbs, and do not count to the numbers, whereas most of he catholic ones are in the city.
Their are results. Without he war on poverty millions would starve and go uneducated, as it is now they are only slightly better, and are generally uneducated and hungry still. Even if they do obtain high school diploma's... It also lowered the absolute poverty (not o be confused with poverty rate) by 1/3rd (5%) and could have done allot more had it been run properly.
Furthermore the war on poverty was immediately gutted after its inception by Nixon, and other presidents, the office for economic opportunity only lasted eleven years. It was then turned into he community service administration, and that only lasted from 75 till 81. With directors like Donald rumsfeld i don't know how you could expect anything different. I'm quite sure loads of money went into the pockets of private company's and administrative fees that did nothing for the people.
It cost 300 bill a year on average. it should have been allot more and could have done allot more. had it gone the way LBJ envisioned. This compared to military spending or corporate subsidies is a pittance.
For example in 7 years its estimated we spent 1.1 trillion in Iraq. This number is incomplete due to hidden costs but say it was 1.1 trillion. That would mean we could have paid for half of the "war on Poverty's" costs with Iraq alone. Or expanded and reformed it to do real good.
I'll ask you again are you religious?