Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

Posted: January 8, 2014 in poverty
Tags: , ,

In 1964, President Johnson traveled to Martin County, Ky., to try to sell his “war on poverty” to the American public. The initiative spawned dozens of government programs, including Medicaid and Head Start. Residents in Martin County say the programs helped — but what they really need is steady work.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

via Economy http://www.npr.org/2014/01/08/260151923/kentucky-county-that-gave-war-on-poverty-a-face-still-struggles?ft=1&f=1017

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s