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    Family Fact of the Week: Stagnant Poverty Numbers Signal Need for Change

    The number of people in poverty in America stagnated in 2012, according to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau. This comes as no surprise. Since the government launched its War on Poverty 50 years ago—and has now poured nearly $20 trillion into a massive welfare system—poverty numbers have … More

    Urging a 'Breakthrough' in Georgia

    Promising solutions to child poverty and social breakdown are on the agenda in Atlanta tomorrow morning, when The Heritage Foundation joins Georgia Family Council for a symposium called “Breakthrough Georgia: Fighting Poverty and Restoring Society.” Heritage Senior Research Fellow Robert Rector will present findings on the state of child poverty … More

    Faith-Based Organization Addresses Poverty “From the Inside Out”

    A recent WORLD magazine article highlights the success of a Springfield, Missouri faith-based organization committed to “eliminating poverty from the inside out.” The Victory Trade School and Victory Mission equip men with the job training, work ethic, and personal confidence necessary to achieve sustained self-sufficiency. Victory Trade School (VTS) prepares … More

    Obama’s New "Spread-the-Wealth" Poverty Measure Off the Table…For Now

    Good news: At the end of July, the federal government announced it will not be implementing President Obama’s spread-the-wealth “Supplemental Poverty Measure.” The Census Bureau reported: Since the FY 2011 federal budget did not include the funding requested by the President for the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) initiative, the Census … More