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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

sahlberg Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 2:44 PM
Republicans also need the courage to point out that people who are depending on Government taking from their fellow citizens to provide them with their means of support should not receive enough to afford them a middle class lifestyle. Leeches do not deserve a lifestyle that is on a par with those who are spending what they themselves earned.

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...