KYoung43 Wrote:
Jan 28, 2013 2:21 PM
JFK could not get much of his agenda passed through Congress, and after he was assassinated, LBJ used the typical Progressive ploy of playing on the emotions of the audience to get Medicare, Medicade and the Civil Rights act passed. The War on Poverty was his own doing--he wanted to make sure the blacks voted Democrat forever. As with most Progressive ideas, these plans were not thought through. There was a REASON the Congress wasn't in favor of Medicare and Medicade when JFK was alive; to stand in the way of the passage of these two programs (as well as all the others) would have been poking the martyred president in the eye.