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Hollie Newton
Jul 24, 2014

 

50 years ago, 1964: President Johnson's bill to carry out his war on poverty won Senate approval by nearly a 2-1 margin. The House was expected to vote next week. The measure was attacked by Sen. Barry Goldwater as a "hodgepodge of programs treating only the results, not the causes of poverty."

25 years ago, 1989: The National Organization for Women concluded its convention by voting to consider establishing a new political party dedicated to women's rights. NOW President Molly Yard said "Congress and state legislatures do not represent women. We are only 5 percent of Congress and 17 percent of state legislature. We will work to change that."

10 years ago, 2004: Norwalk officials were scrambling to help more the 120 workers who were laid off after Reese Brothers Teleservices closed its Norwalk offices. The sudden close came after AT&T, the office's biggest client, decided to stop offering services to residential customers.

Comments

Contango

Re: "war on poverty,"

Just throwing taxed, borrowed and printed money at it amts. to putting expensive lipstick on a pig.

Earned and unearned entitlements will eventually bury this country in debt.

mikeylikesit

i'll have those n!gg&rs voting democratic for the next 200 years..

Dwight K.

That's nice

mikeylikesit

just my thoughts on president johnson..

Contango

"President LBJ: "I’ll have those n*****s voting Democratic for the next 200 years" - Is this a real quote?"

http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHisto...

LBJ was a man of his time. Yes, I believe that he was more than capable of saying it.

The Big Dog's back

Another lie you try to propagate. Gee, I think I heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend. More gossipy blather from the deuce pooh.

Contango

Re: "Another,"

Is 13 your age or your IQ ?