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“He’s for Grandma”


Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

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In advance of speaking with journalists about economic considerations for the coming year, Walter W. Heller, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, sought President Johnson's advice on how he might answer questions about key proposals and initiatives. Johnson took the opportunity to explain his economic and political philosophy to Heller, highlighting his credentials as a cost-conscious liberal. 


December 14, 1963
Oval Office

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