Same as 50 years ago: Illinois poverty remains stubbornly high

January 30, 2014

Illinois’ overall poverty rate is the same as it was a half-century ago despite scores of state and federal aid programs and a steep drop in the number of older people struggling to get by, according to a new report that examines how the state has fared since President Lyndon Johnson declared a national War on Poverty.

via Report: Illinois poverty remains stubbornly high.

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  1. Ragspierre says:

    “The War On Poverty.”

    You’re doing it wrong…

    But you have managed to destroy whole generations of people, so may…to the Collective…it worked just as planned.