Poverty is the wealth of lawmakers
23 July 1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty
Shortly after being shoved into the top spot in the White House, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson began pushing an ambitious slate of social initiates through the legislative chain. Along with watching over the passage of a landmark civil rights bill, Johnson marshaled the government's forces in a so-called "War on Poverty." Though it had been U.S. President John F. Kennedy's brainchild, Johnson transformed the War on Poverty into one of his pet projects. Indeed, LBJ aimed to do nothing less than eradicate poverty. Towards that end, he intended to utilize federal funds to train indigent Americans and, to a far lesser degree, offer them financial aid. In the spring of 1964, Johnson called on Congress to earmark $962,000 for the opening salvo in his War. Legislators acceded to the President's request on this day in 1964 and handed over $947,000 for a melange of literacy, drug rehabilitation and employment programs. While the War on Poverty was borne of high ideals and good intentions, it met with only modest results. Johnson's programs did help precipitate a steady decline in America's poverty rolls between 1962 and 1973; however, the War hardly came close to fulfilling LBJ's grander goals.
You'd think if your rent, food and utilities are paid for by others, there should be no need to harm or steal from your neighbors, or others, for material gain. With all basic needs taken care, the next step should be focusing on education or any other thing positive, like taking care of home environment and those around you. Ironically, below are the stats the Ku Klux Klan and other "I hate non-whites" groups use to lump all non-whites into one category! But for any given day, view crime info in public housing areas:
- NYPD Daily Blotter - free account creation required to view info
- Miami News
- Compton News
- East Los Angeles News
- So. Chicago News
- East Oakland News
- Houston News
- New Orleans News
- Philadelphia News
- Baltimore News
- Atlanta News
Meanwhile, the biggest criminals get tax breaks and lunch with lawmakers and lobbyists!
Never have I seen so much protection of mass crime, than at the top of the food chain!
- Mortgage fraud
- Investment/banking fraud
- Education fraud
- Organized crime
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