This is an opinion piece about a new direction for fighting poverty in America. I would really love to dialog about it without talking about political parties and/or liberal or conservative spinning. If we want to diminish poverty in the US, we clearly need to start thinking about new ways to approach the problem. What we are doing now is not working.
Each year, the federal government spends almost $800 billion on 92 programs to help struggling families. Yet the poverty rate is the highest in a generation.