Well, that's a big, scary chart, but it's not adjusted for inflation. That makes it not quite as scary.
So you're suggesting overspending on social services decreases poverty?
Show me where I suggested this. My point was only that your numbers were screwy since they did not adjust for inflation. I get that it's your opinion that the gov't shouldn't be spending on social programs. It's my opinion that they should.
That's why we have elections.
It's called a yes or no question.
I don't give a flying f'uck what you believe, because you're a dumbass. Also because it's entirely beside the point. The point is not whether or not spending should occur, but that there is no significant decline in poverty associated with increased spending. Avoidance is childish, so I provided you with an out, knowing you wouldn't take it. Thanks for playing, though!