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Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 132

Thursday, January 12, 2017

According to Joseph Rago, writing in The Wall Street Journal, “The post-1964 poverty industrial complex has grown to some 13 federal agencies that run more than 80 programs meant to aid low-income Americans, spending about $744 billion in 2016.”

According to Dave Boyer, writing in The Washington Times, “The poverty rate has stood at 15 percent for three consecutive years, the first time that has happened since the mid-1960s. The poverty rate in 1965 was 17.3 percent; it was 12.5 percent in 2007, before the Great Recession.”

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