Speak Out: No interest in fixing ignorance
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Re “Noble goals still unattained — America’s war on poverty isn’t a failure, or over” (Editorial, Jan. 8):

How can anyone say the war on poverty is not a failure as is the war on drugs? Since the mid-1960s when President Johnson started all the progressive programs, we have spent $15 trillion on poverty with the various government programs.

The sad but funny thing is that it didn’t make any difference in the poverty rate. We should learn from history — it’s easy to see that the giveaway of addressing the issue doesn’t work. You could have given each person a million dollars, and due to just bad decision-making, most people would be right back where they were. Many aren’t interested in fixing their ignorance. You know you can’t fix stupid.

David Duncan
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