Thursday, March 3

how many people live in poverty in the us 

"Back in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan used to make the argument that in order to find oneself under the poverty line several factors had to apply. As President Reagan said,

"'If you want to avoid being in poverty, finish high school and get a diploma, get married and stay married, don’t have kids outside of marriage, and don’t get arrested.'

"As President Reagan argued back in the 1980s, it was statistically difficult to be found below the poverty line if one followed those four very simple principles. President Reagan was often derided for that statement and yet statistically, it was true. And now we have the Brookings Institution a generation later coming back with a report [that confirms this wisdom]."

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