Equality in the real world seems to mean: Making everybody equally poor.
Poverty reaches 50 year record.
Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground
Johnson’s speech in 1964 gave rise to Medicaid, Head Start and a broad range of other federal anti-poverty programs.
Although the president often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.
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.
President Obama’s anti-poverty efforts “are basically to give more people more free stuff.”
However poor people do things which make them poor.
So even if they win the lottery, more often than not, they will soon be bankrupt.
See: The "Great Society" Fails our children, families
Government programs have destroyed families and ripped apart the very fabric of society.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 08 January 2014 - 12:07 PM.