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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:01 PM
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The Great Society
can anyone provide me with a link to all the wonderful accomplishments of the great society? I wish we could have another liberal revolution like this and the New Deal!
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:07 PM
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1. Do A Google Search
LBJ gave us:

Medicare

Medicaid

The Voting Rights Act

The Fair Housing Act

The Civil Rights Act
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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:18 PM
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2. Here is a site with links.
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 10:17 PM by happyslug
http://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/lectures/lecture27.h...

Remember, LBJ's biggest contribution was setting up the groups to lobby for the poor. LBJ was a politician and as such he knew that you get things done by LOBBYING and to Lobby someone has to have an interest (and the finance interests to pay a profesional lobbyist). The poor can not do that so the Poor have always been shortchanged. That is why LBJ oppoosed increasing who received Welfare and the amount of Welfare people would get, but authored all of the programs to help people get out of proverty.

People bash LBJ mainly becasue they do NOT understand how Washington works. LBJ did, thus well the following cite is dismissive of LBJ (For that reason) if you get over THAT prejudice of the writer you get a good feel for the Great Society.

Also read the part involving Nixon, Nixon was a prisoner of the System LBJ created, and could not escape it. Nixon's plans, while authored in Nixon's adminstration was to the the long term effect of the groups whose power had been increased by the Great Society Program (and one of the reason Nixon hated those programs, for Nixon could not even try to gut them till AFTER the 1972 Election and LBJ's death in 1973.


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/poverty/lemunf2.htm


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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:30 PM
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3. 46 new units of the National Park Service.
from http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/hisnps/NPSHistory/timelin... , with some editing to remove non-park-establishment acts.

1964
Aug. 27 Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri
Aug. 30 Fort Bowie NHS, Arizona
Aug. 31 Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Pennsylvania
Aug. 31 Fort Larned NHS, Kansas
Aug. 31 John Muir NHS, California
Aug. 31 Johnstown Flood NMem, Pennsylvania
Aug. 31 Saint-Gaudens NHS, New Hampshire
Sept. 11 Fire Island NS, New York
Sept. 12 Canyonlands NP, Utah
Dec. 31 Bighorn Canyon NRA, Wyoming and Montana

1965
Feb. 1 Arbuckle NRA, Oklahoma (incorporated in Chickasaw NRA 1976)
Feb. 11 Curecanti NRA, Colorado
March 15 Sanford NRA, Texas (redesignated Lake Meredith Recreation Area 1972; redesignated Lake Meredith NRA 1990)
May 15 Nez Perce NHP, Idaho
June 5 Agate Fossil Beds NM, Nebraska
June 28 Pecos NM, New Mexico (incorporated in Pecos NHP 1990)
July 30 Golden Spike NHS, Utah (designated 1957)
Aug. 12 Herbert Hoover NHS, Iowa
Aug. 28 Hubbell Trading Post NHS, Arizona
Aug. 31 Alibates Flint Quarries and Texas Panhandle Pueblo Culture NM, Texas (redesignated Alibates Flint Quarries NM 1978)
Sept. 1 Delaware Water Gap NRA, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Sept. 21 Assateague Island NS, Maryland and Virginia
Oct. 22 Roger Williams NMem, Rhode Island
Nov. 11 Amistad Recreation Area, Texas (redesignated Amistad NRA 1990)

1966
March 10 Cape Lookout NS, North Carolina
June 20 Fort Union Trading Post NHS, North Dakota and Montana
June 30 Chamizal NMem, Texas
July 23 George Rogers Clark NHP, Indiana
Sept. 9 San Juan Island NHP, Washington
Oct. 15 Guadalupe Mountains NP, Texas
Oct. 15 Pictured Rocks NL, Michigan
Oct. 15 Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, Virginia
Nov. 2 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS, New York
Nov. 5 Indiana Dunes NL, Indiana

1967
May 26 John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS, Massachusetts
Nov. 27 Eisenhower NHS, Pennsylvania

1968

April 5 Saugus Iron Works NHS, Massachusetts
Oct. 2 Appalachian NST, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia
Oct. 2 Lake Chelan NRA, Washington
Oct. 2 North Cascades NP, Washington
Oct. 2 Redwood NP, California
Oct. 2 Ross Lake NRA, Washington
Oct. 2 Saint Croix National Scenic Riverways, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Oct. 17 Carl Sandburg Home NHS, North Carolina
Oct. 18 Biscayne NM, Florida (incorporated in Biscayne NP 1980)

1969
Jan. 20 Marble Canyon NM, Arizona (incorporated in Grand Canyon NP 1975)
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:36 PM
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4. Contrast this with what Bush has done in almost three years:
two new units. The Cedar Creek Battlefield in Virginia (not even completely under NPS jurisdiction), and the site in PA where Flight 93 crashed.
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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:07 PM
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5. You mean the abandoned STRIP Mine.
Where the plane hit the ground. Bush probally did it so the owner of the mine did not have to pay for reclamation of the property (Reclamation from the mining NOT the plane crash).
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