The Nation: A Case for the President's Plan

Gone from the hustle of bureaucracy, and comfortable again in academe, Daniel Patrick Moynihan sat in his Cambridge study recently and talked with TIME Correspondent Gregory Wierzynski about the Family Assistance Plan, which he helped to devise, and persuaded the President to adopt:

WHEN the President proposed the Family Assistance Plan in August 1969, he did not propose to improve the existing system. He proposed to replace it. What we have now is a system of income support that places a great premium upon dependency. If you are flat-ass busted, helpless, the system comes...

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