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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

Alexander41 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 1:11 AM
If it does not feel right, then it must be wrong. How about using your head. Trying to empower those in poverty doesn't mean you are against the poor. People who really are helpless for different reasons will be helped - not necessarily by government. What is contemptible is keeping many more people dependent on the government.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...