Cal Thomas: ACA woes are bigger than Sebelius
Cal Thomas, Tribune Content Agency
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:08 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
In his State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” Today, with roughly the same number of people below the poverty level as in 1964 and with many addicted to government “benefits,” robbing them of a work ethic, it is clear that the poor have mostly lost the war.
In 1964, the poverty rate was about 19 percent. Census data from 2010 indicates that 15.1 percent are in poverty within a much larger population.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:08 am.