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Rich Lowry: Baltimore, a Great Society failure

...Exhibit A is Baltimore itself. The city hasn't been "neglected." It has been misgoverned into the ground. It is a Great Society city that bought fully into the big-government vision of the 1960s, and the bitter fruit has been corruption, violence...

...stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end...
Reader: We must not send people away

...letter to the editor in today?s paper (Jan. 29) clearly shows that America is in trouble and on the other hand is a great society. People who have a shallow understanding of God and religion are able to express their beliefs no matter how hateful...

...conflict is resolved could have a big impact on the future of food stamps.From President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's condemnation of "welfare queens" to President Bill Clinton's embrace of welfare...
Misplaced faith in government

...compiled a long list of government programs that have failed to live up to their advertised goals. In addition to the Great Society monstrosities that have undermined the American family by subsidizing out-of-wedlock births and welfare dependency...
Socialized medicine fails

...medicine will continue the slippery slope into mediocrity that we have already begun with Social (in) Security and other great society handouts. Charity is great, and a cornerstone for a just society. But charity is freely given from the heart, not...
Peninsula can't have it both ways

...usual attitude. On the federal level, we just print more dollars (or borrow from the Chinese) to finance our grand Great Society schemes. In Juneau, we depend way too heavily on that federal coin and act as if the Pipeline will eventually, miraculously...
Crouching grouches caucus calls for cuts and tripwire taxes

...nonessential state services and a plan to curb the growth in state government. ''It's kind of the approach where the great society has grown beyond what everyone can afford,'' said Rep. John Coghill, R-North Pole, a member of the caucus...


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