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By Anne Hendershott, Crisis Magazine, Oct. 13, 2022

Anne Hendershott is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. She is the author of The Politics of Envy (Crisis Publications, 2020).

In 2019—just two years after the implementation of President Donald Trump’s promising anti-poverty programs
—the Census Bureau reported that the poverty rate for the United States declined to 10.5 percent, the lowest since estimates were first released for 1959. More importantly, census data revealed that Blacks and Hispanics reached “historic lows” in their poverty rates in 2019. With the lowest recorded rates of poverty since the 1950s for Blacks, President Trump’s policies were actually working to reduce poverty for this vulnerable poverty-prone demographic.

Unfortunately, all of these gains were lost within the first year of the Biden administration’s misguided attempt to redistribute the wealth. …

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