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A Thought on Poverty and the Welfare State

"In America today we have forty-five million Americans on food stamps at a cost of $75 billion. That is about one-in-seven Americans. It is nearly three times as many on the food dole as in 2000. But is the program lifting Americans out of poverty or keeping them there? As Charles Murray once put it, the tragedy of the $10 trillion welfare state is not how much it cost, but how little it bought."

~ Stephen Moore, page 11, "Who's the Fairest of Them All?"

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