Sunday, April 29, 2012

Watch That Carpet, Fella


Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
A few days before this cartoon appeared, President Johnson had signed a supplemental appropriations bill that provided $13.1 billion—the amount he had requested—for the Vietnam War. At the same time, LBJ was meeting with his top domestic advisors, asking them to trim expenditures in nonmilitary sectors of the budget so that the deficit could be held to its predicted level.

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