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Real people suffering real deprivation are not inanimate statistics, but poverty in contemporary America is no longer  the Dickensian/Dustbowl degradation enthused Statists claim.  Most Americans have food, shelter, clothing, cars, cellphones, medical care, educational opportunities, freedom…and welfare/food stamp/unemployment benefits without end.  In the old days, public benefits were just a temporary helping hand to proud people on their way to personal independence. Now shameless dependence is a way of life. Today, the rich get rich and the poor get richer.

Read James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal.

Read Robert Rector’s original article at Heritage.org.

Bill Steigerwald’s interview with Robert Rector at TownHall.com.

Read a detailed examination of Poverty and Inequality in America at Heritage.org.

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