Shriver Report confronts wage gap, poverty rate

Source: Melissa Harris-Perry - MSNBC

in the 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, there is demonstrable evidence that, for some Americans at least, LBJ’s policy agenda was a success. Elderly Americans are unquestionably living better lives today than they were when the War on Poverty began. Thanks to programs like Social Security, the poverty rate for people over 65 dropped by more than two-thirds, from 28.5% in 1966 to 9.1% in 2012.

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