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Daily Kos: Edwards Article "Based On A False Premise...That The Rich Cannot Care About Poverty"

03/28/2008 02:44 am 02:44:50 | Updated May 25, 2011

It is good to see a major media outlet talk about the issue of poverty in America, even if the article is based on a false premise. The article "In Aiding Poor, Edwards Built Bridge to 2008", June 22, suggests, "the main beneficiary of the center's fund-raising was Mr. Edwards himself".

No, the main beneficiaries were the thousands of students who went to hear Sen. Edwards as he visited college campuses around the country and found the hope and the inspiration to address problems of poverty in our country. The main beneficiaries were residents of New Orleans who saw students Sen. Edwards led to help with the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The main beneficiaries are all of us that have stopped and thought a little bit more about the issue of poverty in America, thanks to Sen. Edwards.

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