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Rev. Jackson: 50 years later,
time for a new War on Poverty

Chicago Sun-Times, by Art Golab

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/9/2014 5:08:03 AM

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for a revival of the 1960s-era War on Poverty, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s initiative that brought us Head Start, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, various job training programs and also ramped up funding for welfare and public housing. In a news conference Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of Johnson’s War on Poverty speech, Jackson said that many of these problems are under attack or have been eliminated and that the number of poor has grown to record levels. “Poverty in America is becoming a crisis presenting unprecedented challenges for our nation,” Jackson said. “So now you have a war

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 1/9/2014 5:17:45 AM     (No. 9685410)

Trying to eliminate poverty while encouraging and rewarding the very behaviours that make people poor, is like trying to get a Democrat to admit what their real agenda is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: osprey21, 1/9/2014 6:01:37 AM     (No. 9685428)

LBJ was right about ONE thing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/9/2014 6:36:57 AM     (No. 9685450)

Time for JJ to get on the ice floe.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXspyder, 1/9/2014 10:57:18 AM     (No. 9685762)

Sorry JJ, you lost the war. Now let´s have a wer on stupid - a target rich environment!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/9/2014 3:24:56 PM     (No. 9686118)

Jackson was just reiterating what liberal Democrats say all the time. If poverty was ever really eliminated the liberal Democrats would never be able to get elected because they would lose most of their current voter population group. The liberal Democrats have to keep their so-called bogus "war on poverty" agenda alive and funded by Americans who actually do pay taxes, because that´s the way that the millions of liberal Democrats who are involved in running or are recipients of the "war on poverty" programs make their livings.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/9/2014 5:48:50 PM     (No. 9686250)

Right, because LBJ´s War on Poverty was so effective.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chief1942, 1/9/2014 8:42:34 PM     (No. 9686393)

Jesse,
If African Americans would turn their backs on you an Al, plus leave the Democrat Plantation, then they would realize that they can actually make it in America. But alas, it is your and Al´s job to keep them poor, downtrodden, and in prison, so the Democrats can have a reliable voting block. Pity they simply cannot see just how they are being manipulated. Especially in light of how much better off they are that they had their dream come true, the election of an African American as POTUS. Surely they all can´t be that stupid.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chefrandy, 1/9/2014 9:54:14 PM     (No. 9686440)

How about NEW RULES on the war on poverty
1-Restrictions on EBT card purchases to staples
2-No additional funding after 2 children, might consider paying for mandatory sterilization.
3-No fathers name on birth certificate-no funds
4-Mandatory drug testing for all recipients
5-Felony record-no benefits
6-Disablity benefits need to requalify every 2-3 years.
I am not an unkind person and have had to use govt. assistance once during an unemployment period under 6 months. Assistance should be simply a restricted hand up not a multi-generational substitute for being lazy or not taking advantage of education.

JJ could cure half the Chicago poverty issue with the shakedown money he´s collected over the years.



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