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Domestic Poverty ... what works and what doesn't

"[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!

LOCATION  

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 


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  • Lee

    Thursday was great! Nice meeting you all. Looking forward to more to come. Mary, thanks so much for hosting.

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting and lively conversation among lovely people exploring poverty and other social issues affecting American society. Each person had a distinct point of view connected to conservative principles.

    January 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Misty. Listen, I forgot to ask you how much time did Kwame Kilpatrick receive for his illegal activities in Detroit? Just curious.

      January 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was 28 or 29 years I think.

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there!

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mary,
    Would you or anyone happen to know if there is after 6 (or 7pm) off street parking nearby?
    Thanks and see you this evening.

    January 16, 2014

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