Lowry: Obama’s war on inequality

Rich Lowry President Barack Obama has his answer to Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It is a war on inequality.

The president’s formal declaration of hostilities came last week in a speech at the Center for American Progress, predictably praised as brilliant by his journalistic cheerleaders and touted by the White House as setting out the cause that will define the rest of his presidency.

While LBJ’s war on poverty is nothing to emulate — it costs $900 billion a year, yet has manifestly failed in the stated goal of uplifting the poor — at least it had a clear, compelling […]