White House: The War on Poverty is “largely over and a success.”

Republicans for years have proclaimed the federal government’s decades-old War on Poverty a failure.
Americans are no better off today than they were before the War on Poverty began in 1964,” House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) wrote in his 2016 plan to dramatically scale back the federal safety net.

Republicans are just trying to lay the groundwork to gut what’s left of the social safety net in order to counteract the budget deficit they created with their tax cuts for the wealthy and big business.

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