The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.[….]
The analysts’ estimates suggest that some 47 million people in the U.S., or 1 in 6, were poor last year. An increase of one-tenth of a percentage point to 15.2 percent would tie the 1983 rate, the highest since 1965. The highest level on record was 22.4 percent in 1959, when the government began calculating poverty figures.
What the hell is wrong with some people that they want to go back to a pre-LBJ world of rampant poverty?
Moochers and looters, all of these serfs. Nothing wrong here that a dose of sacrifice and free market realism can’t solve.