The War on Poverty After 50 Years

Poverty was already in decline in the United States when big government engineered a massive entitlement program to secure a permanent voting underclass.

Anti-marriage penalties, indoctrination in public schools and disincentives for self-sufficiency have created a pattern of intergenerational dependence on government and given taxpayers a mountain of debt which can never be repaid.

More facts and figures at The Heritage Foundation report