The Congress: Daily Double

Prosperity, especially if it really exists, is a splendid theme for an incumbent President to stress in his campaign for reelection. But how much nicer if he can also run against poverty, even if it's found only in pockets.

That prosperity cum poverty parlay is, of course, the election-year daily double that President Johnson hopes to have pay off, and last week he took a substantive stride in the direction of the cashier's window. After two days of stormy debate, the Senate cut Johnson's anti-poverty program by only $15 million, to $947.5 million,...

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