Quote Of The Day

From President Lyndon B. Johnson’s State of the Union Address on January 8, l964:

“This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.

It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest Nation on the earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it.”

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

2 thoughts on “Quote Of The Day”

  1. We have lost most of the battles to date. To win the War the Congress needs to readdress the way they have traditionally approached the problem. One of my pet peeves has always been the unemployment agency. Both parties are clueless on how to get people back into the workforce. People on the political left assume everything will just cure itself as long as we pump money into the agency. Those on the right aren’t any better – they just want to cut funds and assume by starving the unemployed the problem will force the job seekers to find work. Instead both approaches just feed crime and corruption. I have stated for years the Unemployment Agency Needs to be run like a temp service. The two times I have been to the unemployment office during my working life, I might as well have been cold-calling. First time they handed me a list of places in hiring and informed me what to do to draw my unemployment check. The second time was worse – they pointed me to a computer and said have a go. Sorry but the people that represent the Agency need to be trained to recognize each job seeker as an individual with a different approach needed to solve their unemployment issues. The last time I talked to anyone in a job hunting mode they did not seem to be getting any better assistance. Many of the repeaters simply have bad job hunting skills and the representatives are ill equipped to help. Big Government is clueless.

  2. I think all but the most hardcore leftwingers believe (at least privately) that the Johnson era programs just aren’t working and they function more to feed the bureaucratic beast rather than the poor.

    I’m happy to see that at least some in the GOP are thinking about poverty and devising new ways that might alleviate the problem, or at least move off the unworkable status quo.

    It’s just baby steps, but at least they are stepping rather than remaining entrenched in the ’60s mindset.

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