It’s astonishing how the political left drives popular narratives. For example, how is it that we are now concerned about “income inequality,” while in 1964 the Big Problem, as defined by President Lyndon Johnson, was “poverty?”

Maybe they changed the narrative because after over half a century of the “War on Poverty,” everyone from the U.S. Census Bureau to Bernie Sanders is crystal clear that the “war” was an utter failure. And it was, and continues to be, enormously costly. The Heritage Foundation puts it into perspective, “Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all U.S. military wars since the American Revolution. Yet progress against poverty, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, has been minimal.”

Yet, as far as I can see, nobody ... nobody ... is asking, “what is the Social Engineering track record of the American left since 1950, and what about that record entitles them to demand — or lead — any expansion of the Nanny State?”

Tom Clearman


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