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The social programs you allude to are, in the US, being thoroughly trashed," you are saying that the programs are not working  

I appologize for my use of slang.  I meant the programs were being discontinued, probably because they were working.  

On the chopping block right now is Head Start, a  program of pre-school education designed to ready the more disadvantaged for ordinary elementary school.  Not to deny any problems with the program, still, the statistics of success from the program are very good, and indeed, among the best of any educational program in the US ever.  I believe Head Start is being cut because it works.  

But since you seem to be  saying the policies, the intention, of the US is to create poverty, you need to back that up with policy statements from the US government (such as the constitution, or bill of rights, or other policy goals passed by Congress, signed by the President) that lay out poverty as a goal.  

I am one of those people who believe a policy's results have to be counted as part of the strategy, even if they are never stated anywhere.  Now, it is true that people can make errors, and implement something whose results were not what they wanted, but when the results come in and implementation does not change, you have to consider that the results may actually, after all, have been intended.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 02:22:21 AM EST
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