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Greta van Susteren: ‘Why Don’t We Just Win the War on Poverty?’

On This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Fox News anchor Greta van Susteren addressed the GOP’s angle on American income inequality by asking why the United States didn’t win the War on Poverty the way Reagan won the Cold War.

“In 1965, we started the War on Poverty, and we failed drastically,” Susteren said. “I’d like to see someone come in—much like Reagan came in and said why don’t we just win the Cold War—why don’t we just win the war on poverty? Why don’t we come up with some new ideas? Because whatever we’re doing is failing, so we can’t just keep repeating what we’re doing.”

“For years of the [War on Poverty], five, six, seven years, poverty dropped,” countered ABC political analyst and former George W Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, who’s been beating the GOP-populist drum for a couple weeks now. “Then it started rising back up when we went to a completely free market, wealth-created-in-Wall-Street system, and that to me is part of the problem.”

Watch the full clip below, via ABC News:

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