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Political parties agree to help poor

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Current Event January 16, 2014

Political Parties Agree to Help Poor

This month, 50 years after a war on poverty was declared by President Lyndon Johnson, politicians are still fighting over how to help alleviate poverty. This week the two major political parties in the U.S. agreed they need to do more to help the poor, but differ on how. Republicans call to repeal state aid and Democrats claim that those safety nets saved the economy.

Economics Civics/Government

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AIR DATE: 01/11/2014

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