Lib lies about government effectiveness–8h.
Government can fix poverty. Fact: Since LBJ launched the “War on Poverty” in 1964, taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs. Today’s poverty rate, 14.8%, is the same as it was 50 years ago. Poverty won. ANTI-POVERTY SPENDING SKYROCKETS Housing aid-$56billion, — food aid-$116 billion, other $104billion, medicaid-$515 billion, POVERTY RATE FLATLINES –1960-23.5%, 1990-14%, 2014-14.8%
Government can make college “affordable”. Fact: Federal -students financial aid “help” has been a disaster, jacking up college prices and burdening students with ruinous debt.
College cost–1983-$10,959, 2003-$19,578, 2013- $24,706.
Student debt surges—median wage–1990-$42,342, 2015-$43,000
median debt–1990-$12,110, 2015-31,941
Government can boost home ownership. Fact: Bill Clinton announced his National Homeownership Strategy in 1995 to increase the 64.2% ownership rate. Not only did Democrat housing-market meddling cause the 2008 economic crash, it depressed the homeownership rate to 63.5%. Epic fail.
Government can fix illegitimacy. Fact: The more bureaucrats engage in social engineering, the worse the destruction of the traditional family.
TAXPAYER-FUNDED “FAMILY PLANNING” GROWS
medcaid-1980-$1600, 1992-$1250, 2010-2400—in millions
OUT-OF-WEDLOCK BIRTH RATE EXPLODES –1930-3%, 1990-29%, 2013-40.6%
MARRIAGE RATE PLUMMETS –1990-9.8/1000, 2014-6.9/1000
Government can fix health care. Fact Obamacare has been a financial disaster for families and the American economy.
FAMILY REMIUMS SOAR –2005-10,880, 2015-$17,545,–61% increase.
NATION’S COST CURVE BENDS UP, Health Spending Share of gdp –1978-8%, 2024-19%.
rush, heritage, us census, huffington, national center for education stats, guttmacher inst., nchs, statista, kaiser, forbes