Im a right leaning American, yes.
Im a right leaning American, no.
Im a left leaning American, yes.
Im a left leaning American, no.
Im a not American, yes.
Im a not American, no.
In 2009 the number of people who were in poverty was approaching 1960s levels that led to the national War on Poverty. In 2011 extreme poverty in the United States, meaning households living on less than $2 per day before government benefits, was double 1996 levels at 1.5 million households, including 2.8 million children. This would be roughly 1.2% of the US population in 2011, presuming a mean household size of 2.55 people. Census data for 2011 showed that half the population qualified as low income.
In 2011, child poverty reached record high levels, with 16.7 million children living in food insecure households, about 35% more than 2007 levels. A 2013 UNICEF report ranked the U.S. as having the second highest relative child poverty rates in the developed world."
That's from WIKI. The bolded part alone demonstrates the failure of the war on poverty.
God help us if the best Democrats and America can come up with is Hillary Clinton.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
More major - there is no other Democrat stepping up who can challenge Clinton; and on the Republican side, I see only Jeb Bush (if he decides to run) and Susanna Martinez (who has said she doesn't want to run) as people who might beat her. Not sure either would get through the Republican primaries, and Bush has a lot of baggage in his name as well.
Hillary Clinton did a good job as NY Senator and as Secretary of State. She's too conservative for me; she's even more conservative than Pres. Obama, who is a centrist himself; but I would vote for her over any of the likely Republican candidates at this point.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK