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.”