Re: “Liberals lost the ‘War on Poverty’” (letter, 5-26).
The writer’s implied assertion is that conservatives are better qualified to eliminate poverty because they can create more jobs. Let’s look at the record.
Starting with Dwight Eisenhower, there have been six Republican presidents. The only one to have a sterling showing was Ronald Reagan. During his eight years, 16 million jobs were created. Richard Nixon was second, with 9.4 million. Both George W. Bush and his dad fell far short, with 3 million and 2.5 million respectively. Only 3.5 million jobs were created under Eisenhower.
Democrats have done much better. …