The Great Society Declared War on Marriage: Obamacare Made It Worse

Policy Backgrounders | Health

No. 177
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
by Devon M. Herrick

President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty” in 1964 and followed up a year later with an avalanche of domestic social and antipoverty programs known collectively as the Great Society. Johnson persuaded Congress to support his welfare agenda — sending him more than 80 pieces of legislation to sign in a short period of time.

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