Guest post by Steve Oliver
The current #Occupier of the White House loves to tell us about the “failed policies of the past…” But let’s have a look at what the real failed policies of the past are:
The War on Poverty. According to the Census Bureau, in 1966 the poverty rate was 11.8%. It has remained in a range between 8.7% and 12.3% for the last 46 years. Fail. Giving money to people with no strings attached does not eliminate poverty. Helping those who cannot help themselves is a moral obligation, but the able-bodied need to work and pay their bills and taxes like the rest of us.