American President: Dwight David Eisenhower: Domestic Affairs
New Deal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaEisenhower favored a more moderate course, one that he called Modern Republicanism, which preserved individual freedom and the market economy yet insured that government would provide necessary assistance to workers who had lost their jobs or to the ill or aged, who through no fault of their own, could not provide for themselves. He intended to lead the country "down the middle of the road between the unfettered power of concentrated wealth . . . and the unbridled power of statism or partisan interests."
Again, the 60s marked a high point for these programs as far as their establishment goes. However, the war on poverty is part of a long line of legislation which has been in the works since before the 60s and they have by all means worked. How does that make you feel inside?The most important program of 1935, and perhaps the New Deal as a whole, was the Social Security Act, drafted by Frances Perkins. It established a permanent system of universal retirement pensions (Social Security), unemployment insurance, and welfare benefits for the handicapped and needy children in families without father present. It established the framework for the U.S. welfare system. Roosevelt insisted that it should be funded by payroll taxes rather than from the general fund; he said, "We put those payroll contributions there so as to give the contributors a legal, moral, and political right to collect their pensions and unemployment benefits. With those taxes in there, no damn politician can ever scrap my social security program."
Ah essentially, it's no change... you do realize you sound ridiculous when you make such blatantly false statements against the very image you claim are right? Yes? From now on, 23-25% poverty rate is the same as 15%. Just like 35% poverty rate is the same as 25%. Yes? No. That's nonsense.Since that point it has hovered right around 15%. Which is essentially no change at all since the war on poverty began. Its almost like you don't understand what your own graphs mean.