In the United States today, one in every six Americans live in poverty. One in seven is unsure where their next meal will come from and 1.6 million kids were forced to live in emergency shelters. In his first State of the Union address 50 years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson called on Congress to declare war against this plight. “Let this session
In the whole of American history, there have been only four serious attempts made on the federal level to establish and strengthen the social safety net.