Half Century of War on Poverty

By Don Morgan 

Fifty years to the day after President Lyndon Johnson signed "War on Poverty" legislation, many are asking if that fight is actually being won. 

"I think unfortunately what we've seen in recent years is kind of a backslifding, and I think sometimes what we see is a war on the poor" said Celia Cole with the Texas Food Bank Network. She told 550 KTSA News many of the programs that would be considered to be a part of the War on Poverty are simply underfunded today. 

"We've seen very successful social programs like Food Stamps under attack in recent years. I think we've seen a reduction in our commitment to education across the board" Cole said.  


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