Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Outskirts of Hope

Yesterday was the 50 year anniversary of the speech with which LBJ galvanized the nation to take on the challenge of eradicating poverty.  The New Deal programs he expanded and the others he started in the War on Poverty have done so much for our nation, though, thanks to President Clinton's signing of the vast dismantling of our safety net, so much less than they could have done.

So Many Americans still live "on the outskirts of Hope".    To bring Hope within reach, we need true universal health care, full public funding for high quality daycare, education and higher education, paid family and medical leave and a living wage.

Then we would truly be a Great Society.

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