– The Bottom Line –
January 8th marks the 50th anniversary of ‘The War on Poverty.’ Indeed it is America’s longest running war but it’s cost and failures are too familiar.
Few can argue that the last war that America actually won, in any sense of the word, was World War Two. Yes it’s been some 70 years of one war after another that has resulted in failure by America and it’s ‘leaders’ who ran shotgun on these mindless missions. Seventy years, TRILLIONS of dollars and thousands of brave young Americans gave their lives in these futile wars designed by unqualified and misguided ‘leaders’. Indeed America’s biggest failures were the leadership spearheaded by an inept and narcissistic lawyer class of politicians.
War Length $Cost (FY2011$) American Military Casualties
1. Korean War: 1950 – 1953 / 3 Years $341 BILLION Dollars + 35,516 Young Americans Dead
2. War on Poverty: 1964 – Present / 50 Years $20 TRILLION Dollars
3. Vietnam War: 1965 – 1975 / 10 Years $738 BILLION Dollars + 58,209 Young Americans Dead
4. War on Drugs: 1971 – Present / 43 Years $1 TRILLION Dollars + 45 million arrests & Countless lives
5. Gulf War: 1990 – 1991 / 1 Year $102 BILLION Dollars + 208 Young Americans Dead
6. “War on ‘Terror” – This is a misnomer since ‘terror’ is a tactic and has been employed since the beginning of time and will remain until evil is conquered once and for all; which is very unlikely… More specifically and honestly it can be called the War on Islam since it is this one specific group that is carrying out 99% of all atrocities/acts of war and is the professed enemy of America, and the world. (Calling Islam “Islam”)  Included in this war:
* September 11, 2001: 2 TRILLION Dollars + 3000+ American Civilians Dead (1) 
* Iraq & Afghanistan War: 4-6 TRILLION Dollars + 8,199+Young Americans Dead
The question that begs to be answered is: Was anyone ever held responsible and/or punished for these catastrophic failures? The answer is no. And that’s why the so called ‘leadership’ of this nation continues to fail and slowly destroy the country.
It’s really simple to understand when the obvious, human nature, is considered. If a child or any person makes mistakes or fails and there is no accountability or punishment, then his character and his actions will continue to be misguided will only grow under the umbrella of ignorance and forgiveness held by those around him.
1. Thanks to LBJ’s welfare program there are now 75% of black children without a father in the home which has resulted in devestated inner cities and more black males  are in prison than are enrolled in colleges and universities..
2. Thanks to LBJ’s ‘war on poverty’ we have spent $15 trillion “fighting” poverty since 1965 and we are currently spending $ 1 trillion a year – an amount equal to about $22,000 per poor person or $88,000 for a family of four. Yet our poverty rate today (16%) is higher than when we started (14%)! If there has been a War on Poverty, poverty won. 3. On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson (Georgetown Law School ) signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
Now for the first time, a person who was not elderly or disabled could receive a living from the American government. (The American work ethic, the backbone of American Tradition, was poisoned.)
Now for the first time, a woman didn’t need a husband to support her baby.
Now for the first time, immorality and procreation outside the family were enabled and financed by the government.
Now for the first time, more and more children would grow up without a father.
Now for the first time, citizens would stand on the grocery line spending their hard earned dollars while a ‘mother’ with 2,3,4,5,6 children and no father, would pay using food stamps. (The more children , and in many cases the more different fathers, the more money and food stamps were provided.)
(Thank You Mr. Johnson. Hope your looking down, or up, so that you can see the results of your seed; Detroit, Divorce Rate, 60 million on Food Stamps, 75% of black children have no father, and on & on & on…) LBJ – Indeed 
Robert Rector: How the War on Poverty Was Lost
Fifty years and $20 trillion later, LBJ’s goal to help the poor become self-supporting has failed.
Posted on January 7, 2014 by Robert Rector Read more at The Wall Street Journal