50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Since the beginning of that war, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion. Yet, today, the poverty rate is at 14.5%, higher than 13.3% it was at once those programs were implemented in 1967.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his new economic plan called, “Expanding Opportunity in America,” tonight on On The Record.
Last week, President Obama unveiled his “promise zones” initiative to encourage economic development in poverty areas throughout the country.
Today marks 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would wage a “War on Poverty.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was in tonight’s Center Seat on Special Report. He responded to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ harsh criticism of President Obama’s foreign policy on Iraq and Afghanistan.