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Washington is ignoring the most
potent weapon in the War on Poverty

Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:grace52, 1/10/2014 10:57:31 AM

Fiftieth anniversaries are typically joyful occasions that prompt deep reflection. The "War on Poverty" reached that milestone this week and it definitely inspired a great deal of national reflection. But absent from that reflection was discussion of the crucial role of the family in preventing and remedying poverty. Considering the firmly established facts on this score, talking about poverty without talking about the family is analogous to discussing health without mentioning doctors. "Family" and "marriage" are virtually interchangeable terms, and the Heritage Foundation's Katrina Trinko recently pointed to a perhaps unexpected authority on the potency of marriage as an anti-poverty measure:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/10/2014 1:02:28 PM     (No. 9687069)

The value of a stay-at-home parent can´t be overstated. A friend, whose children are now teens, was spending a total of $27,000 a year on childcare when the children were young.

Yet, all the time, we are told how one parent can do it all. Well, not without massive influx of taxpayer cash, or living at the poverty level.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: devnull, 1/10/2014 1:28:03 PM     (No. 9687101)

Maybe. In Appalachia, there are families, but poverty is rampant. What is interesting, is that there is less crime despite poverty and addiction.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doctor P, 1/10/2014 2:22:23 PM     (No. 9687152)

I would not say the poverty warriors are ignoring the family.

Those warriors are destroying the family.

Not surprisingly the war on poverty is failing just as one would expect from the fifth columinists.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: marthaville, 1/10/2014 5:32:17 PM     (No. 9687362)

We need to continually thank the Democrats for their crown achievement. They have destroyed the black family, and are working on the white and Hispanic families they can destroy. The new plantation is created by the Democrat policies that keep people dependent on federal government programs that are supposedly designed to help these folks. Thanks, LBJ. Thanks Democrats. You are all losers.

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