Friday, January 8, 2010

On this day: War on Poverty declared

The US has fought many wars which weren't wars, one of which was the War on Poverty. It was started by Lyndon Johnson on this day in 1964 and never became more relevant than that first year, declining to nearly zero by the end of Johnson's term. There were some mentions of it going forwards, but it has never regained a foothold in the American news cycle.

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