Friday, January 8, 2016
War on Poverty Continues...
The War on Poverty has been an ongoing battle for many years. Dating back to President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It was then that Economic Opportunity Act was passed to give more a chance in life. During the era of the Great Society President Johnson placed the government in charge of education and health care to help prevent and stop and hopefully win the battle on Poverty.
Today the measures that President Johnson achieved are still present in the fields of head start, Job Corps and many other programs The 1980s and 1990s saw a change in the war on poverty and in fact the welfare system was ended by Bill Clinton.
I believe that there were way to many in the past that lived on the system. I myself went to work at the age of 21 and continue to work and care for our family. There are many though that are not made like me and had lots of problems. In addition, in certain areas there are very few jobs and many that need them. The government as of late has started to cut back on so many places and programs that helped individuals and families.
What do you think??