Letters: Apr. 10, 1964

Cost of Poverty

Sir: The President, his "poverty czar" [March 20] and their henchmen are preparing to take another giant step in the plan to make the American citizen subservient to a regime. The "war on poverty" is obviously a vote-influencing scheme, another duplication of effort, another billion dollars for scattershot, another bureau to enlarge the federal payroll, another gimmick by a glib and slick-tongued politician. The chief cause of poverty is inflation, and after nearly three decades of "spending to create prosperity," inflationary policies are still predominant.

NORMAN H. HAKE Hoyleton, Ill.


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