It took 57 long, up-and-down years — far longer than the Cold War — for America to seemingly win the war on poverty.
It took just one year after that to lose it.
The only thing that’s more shocking than the 2022 economic statistics released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau showing that the rate of child poverty in America more than doubled in just one year — from 5.2% to 12.4% — is the immoral political cowardice on Capitol Hill that made this happen.
At the center of this anti-poverty fiasco is a program called the expanded child tax credit, a short-lived federal program birthed…
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