President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Tom Fletcher’s house in Martin County in 1964. Johnson declared a war on poverty that day that led to trillions of dollars in federal spending, largely through benefits programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, public housing and food stamps.
President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Tom Fletcher’s house in Martin County in 1964. Johnson declared a war on poverty that day that led to trillions of dollars in federal spending, largely through benefits programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, public housing and food stamps. Walter Bennett Bettmann/CORBIS
President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Tom Fletcher’s house in Martin County in 1964. Johnson declared a war on poverty that day that led to trillions of dollars in federal spending, largely through benefits programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, public housing and food stamps. Walter Bennett Bettmann/CORBIS

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November 08, 2018 07:09 PM