War On Poverty Quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich, George C. Marshall, Ronald Reagan, Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Gandhi, Anna Quindlen and many others.
Middle-class-led reform movements, from the Progressive Era to the War on Poverty, have been marred by an elitist distance from the would-be beneficiaries of reform.
Wars are bred by poverty and oppression. Continued peace is possible only in a relatively free and prosperous world.
Some years ago, the federal government declared war on poverty, and poverty won.
Money is not going to organize the disadvantaged, the powerless, or the poor. We need other weapons. That’s why the War on Poverty is such a miserable failure. You put out a big pot of money and all you do is fight over it. Then you run out of money and you run out of troops.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
part of the problem with a war on poverty today is that many Americans have decided that being poor is a character defect, not an economic condition.
If we have an honest discussion on whether the war on poverty should be fought with welfare or with economic growth in the private sector, Democrats will lose black votes.
There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty
The government’s War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
I would like to see the U.S. fighting another war, perhaps in addition to that against terror: a war on poverty, illiteracy, disease and environmental degradation. It is certainly within the power of your country to act on all of these fronts, but, unfortunately, your leaders have become obsessed with a single issue.
We have to realize that this country in its private sector has been fighting the most successful war on poverty the world has seen for the last 200 years.
If the Fed had a war on abortion like its war on poverty or war on drugs, within five years men would be having abortions!
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
These economic, social, cultural and educational causes of opportunity inequality are complex. And they will not be solved by continuing with the same stale Washington ideas. Five decades and trillions of dollars after President Johnson waged his War on Poverty, the results of this big-government approach are in.
Peace is something more than the absence of war, although some nations would be thankful for that alone today. A durable and equitable peace system requires equal development opportunities for all nations.
When you talk about war on poverty it doesn’t mean very much; but if you can show to some degree this sort of thing then you can show a great deal more of how people are living and a very great percentage of our people today.
The results of the Great Society experiments started coming in and began showing that, for all its good intentions, the War on Poverty was causing irreparable damage to the very communities it was designed to help.