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“A Wasteful Thing”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

Speaking with Senator Richard B. "Dick" Russell Jr. [D–Georgia], President Johnson criticized his own War on Poverty's Community Action Program as "a wasteful thing" and "a dangerous thing, too." He then turned to the Democratic Party's prospects in the upcoming midterm elections. 

 

Date:
June 2, 1966
Topic:
Community Action Program
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6606-01-10204-10205

Conversation Participants