Consumer Confidence Hits 7-Year High – Really?
It was the third straight monthly increase and solidly beat the pre-report consensus of 85.6. The ... rising food, energy and housing costs. I point this out as yet another reason why the current economic recovery has been the weakest in post-war history.
McCain Profile: Prisoner of war
When the North Vietnamese insisted that McCain call for a quick end to the war, Chalais waved them off. "How is the food?" Chalais asked ... President Nixon had taken office in January. During the Johnson administration, released POWs weren't allowed ...
How We Won — and Lost — the War on Poverty, in 6 Charts
Johnson’s administration went on to design “Great Society” initiatives, including a permanent food stamp program, Medicare and Medicaid, Head Start ... The war on poverty helped raise millions above the poverty line. During Johnson’s years in ...
Electronic Cards Replace Coupons for Food Stamps
WASHINGTON, June 22 — The Bush administration announced Tuesday ... and the nation's vocabulary, during Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society era. Electronic benefits have replaced food stamp coupons in all states, and more than half the states now issue ...
America's longest war
Johnson declared a "war on poverty ... including Head Start, the National Endowment for the Arts and food stamps, just to name a few. While many social programs have been cut during the Obama administration, the current President has seen a major ...