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'War on Poverty' turned poor folks into victims

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I turned on several newscasts Wednesday and learned that day was the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson declaring a “War on Poverty” in America. That would have been Jan. 8, 1964, a time when my mother and her six kids were indeed poor. But my Mom — God rest her soul — started waging her own war on poverty long before Johnson launched his. My mother was born into poverty in 1922. She...

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