to a "T"...
Detroit, the 'most liberal city in America' is proof of LBJ's minion socialist thinking.
This is the legacy of LBJ's Great Society.....compassion as defined by Liberalism.
Pure liberalism and socialism. That is how LBJ wanted to buy votes -- the Great Society -- a tragic joke. Just look at Detroit, as the example above states. A very UGLY RESULT.
To find the money for his "guns and butter" programs, Johnson consolidated the federal government's operating budget and the Social Security budget.
As he himself put it, "Mah frens, we've got one pot of money oveh heah...and we're spendin' more than we're takin' in. Thass what we call it a daffacit.
"But oveh heah, we've got anothuh pot of money...and there's more goin' in than is goin' out. Thass what we call a surplus.
"And if we just put the two of 'em togethah, thar'd be as much comin' in as was goin' out. Thass what we call a balanced budget."
Thus was the vault opened up to Congressional raids and Social Security doomed...
"Ma fellow Americans...I come to you with a heavy heart, and 23% support among ma fellow Americans..."
Later on we knew that his favorite song was I love a Parade.
This guy did more damage to the fabric of the US than can ever be imagined.
We should never forget the ultra-lib McNamara advertising an airstrike which was outright treason with a loss of an almost entire squadron.
I drove through Johnson City, Texas a couple of years ago, and almost got nauseous.
I couldn't agree with this article more. LBJ did more harm to this nation than most people realize! And now, we are seeing the fruits of his labor?
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Medicare is bankrupt already. The general budget is covering the deficit.
AFSC was the worst governmental action of the last 50 years (after Roe).
--LBJ War on Poverty Speech, 1964.
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good"
-- Hillary Clinton, 2004
Texan Lyndon B. Johnson's "War On Poverty" should give an idea of how Texan George W. Bush's "War On Terror" will play out. Not to mention the War On Cancer, War On Drugs, War On Burger(s)....
Don't forget that "lady"bird (Who made an emense fortune over the VN War!!!) had her own li'l beautification project.
The family of a friend of mine owned a towing/wreckage company. She put slats in their fence to make things more lovely to look at.
Good essay...up to a point. A proper essay is supposed to posit a solution for the problem it identifies.
An absolutely perfect description of the "Great Society."
I had many discussions with friends about this in 1964 as it was coming to a head. We all thought it was a bad idea. But none of us came close to predicting the disaster it has become.
If he were around today, I wonder what LBJ would think of what his program has wrought?
This article states that 60 percent of blacks are born out of wedlock, but I've seen statistics that put this number at 70 percent. Before Johnson launched his "Great Society," just 20 percent of blacks were born out of wedlock. This is a staggering figure.
The question is this: how much longer will blacks continue to marginalize themselves by voting for Democrats?