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.