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  1. The real question should be what did the “war on poverty” set out to do and how well did it do it–if at all?

    The war on poverty wasn’t just meant to make people better off or raise their incomes; it was meant to end mass dependency on government programs, to turn “tax eaters” into “taxpayers.”

    When you look at the war on poverty in this lens, it is clear that it was not a success at all–and it’s also not clear by any means whether or not we are “certainly winning” as you say.

    It seems as if there are more “tax eaters” today than ever before–certainly more than when the war on poverty was first announced.

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