Nightly News   |  January 08, 2014

50 Years Since Johnson’s War on Poverty

Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the White House released a progress report showing the national poverty rate has dropped.

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>>> union as president before the joint session declared a national war on poverty. well, today, the white house released a progress report of sorts showing the national poverty rate dropped from 26% in the mid-60s to 16% in 2012 . and although we've come a long way as a nation since the debate over how to help families in poverty continues, in washington, while so many are on food stamps , despite having a job and with this current discussion under way over the minimum wage. two