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US president Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law in 1965, one of a suite of policies aimed at ending poverty in America. L

AHCA: War on Poverty Now a War on The Poor

I was about to turn 17 when President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a War On Poverty in his State of the Union speech in 1964. Johnson was responding to a national poverty rate at the time of around 19 percent

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Raising Social Security retirement age hurts poor

Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress.

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