"[T]he United States spends nearly $1 trillion every year to fight poverty. That amounts to $20,610 for every poor person in America, or $61,830 per poor family of three...
Despite nearly $15 trillion in total welfare spending since Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in 1964, the poverty rate is perilously close to where we began more than 40 years ago.
Clearly we are doing something wrong." Michael Tanner
Can a middle class person understand what it's like to be poor in the U.S.? What is the actual "basket of goods" for people living below the poverty line? Are the factors economic, social or both? What works and what doesn't work in reducing poverty in the U.S.
Come and share your ideas!
Bread and Brew is at 20th and N Streets, NW near DuPont Circle.
MetroRail - DuPont Circle Metro Station- Exit the DuPont Metro Station's SOUTH exit- As you walk off the escalator, continue straight down 19th street one block- Turn right at N Street and walk one block over- Bread and Brew has the wood deck out front