Watching a re-run of “History Detectives” last night, the PBS idiots hauled in Howard Zinn as the appeal to “authority” on some labor issue. The old Communist fraud who’s attempts to re-write history in such an outrageously cherry-picked manner were pedestrian and laughable. I just then felt a big sad at what was sometimes an interesting show. By showcasing the idiot they lost all respect, but I guess that’s just the Gell-Mann amnesia effect in action.
Today we got the news that The War on Poverty has cost the US Taxpayer’s $22 trillion and counting. Still and all, LBJ’s “Great Society” speech-blather has been a total flop. Would all the dingbat oatmeal-brain stoner lefties who mouth the Big Lie Meme like “I long for the day when we have to run bake sales to raise money for bombs.” sit down on their thumbs a spin for a while. There you just performed your own colonoscopy, sure you did.
Liberals claim that the War on Poverty has failed because we didn’t spend enough money. Their answer is just to spend more. But the facts show otherwise.
Since its beginning, U.S. taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson’s War on Poverty (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusting for inflation, that’s three times more than was spent on ALL military wars since the American Revolution. (my emphasis)
So STFU already and go eat your lousy, artery-clogging, bake-sale carbohydrate-crap. Fill one had with ice-cream and the other had with dog-turds and mix them – now you have your Chocolate Ice Cream (anyhow it looks that color, right?). Adjusting for inflation, that’s THREE times MORE than was spent on ALL military wars since the freaking American Revolution.
The intake of protein, vitamins and minerals by poor children is virtually identical with upper middle class kids. According to surveys by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the overwhelming majority of poor people report they were not hungry even for a single day during the prior year.
There’s your bake-sale goodies, eat them and get a mouthful of cavities you stupid-stupid Hippies.
When the War on Poverty began seven percent of children were born outside marriage. Today, 42 percent of children are. By eroding marriage, the welfare state has made many Americans less capable of self-support than they were when the War on Poverty began.
See the smart rich-kid hippie who went to college, what a waste of an education