The Purpose Of War On Poverty

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War on Poverty was a war established by President Lyndon Johnson. There was many debates whether or not Johnson’s programs were worthy. Democrats were declaring income inequality the circumstance and the republicans believe the War was a failure. President Johnson wanted to take action towards the national poverty rate. “Conventional wisdom suggests that a rise in federal expenditures designed to help low income groups should produce some reduction in poverty and thus some reduction in measured income inequality.” (Gallaway & Garrett, 2016) The purpose for War on Poverty was to assist families that needed assistance to improve their financial stability. The policy of War on Poverty did work, and till this day still remains in the existing existence

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