Rev. Jackson to call for commission on poverty

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Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, has decided to follow in former President Lyndon B. Johnsons sentiment to fight the “War on Poverty.”

Jackson, says that Johnson introduced medicare, medicaid, and the Trial Nutrition Act. He says that we have an abundant agriculture system. Jackson believes, “Every child in school should have reading glasses, hearing assistance and dental care right now. A veteran returning home should have a place to stay and medicine.”

He talks about de-racializing poverty, to not focus on certain races or nationalities but poverty as a whole. Jackson believes that this goal is attainable: “If we can bailout banks if we can reconstruct Iran and Afghanistan then we can do a war on poverty that works.”

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