The Poverty Campaign

Excerpt:  Today's Wall Street Journal says that John Edwards may be trailing Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but his Johnnie-One-Note hammering on poverty and "the two Americas" is forcing all of the Democratic Party hopefuls to include it in their own campaign promises. We should remind ourselves about two aspects of Mr. Edwards's program.

First, it comes out of the fundamentals of socialism. Second, it has been tried many times, both at the state and national levels, always with very bad results. The poor wind up in worse shape than before they started.

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