By Robert H. Haveman
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Yet Utah chose to stay out of public housing. Moreover, Social Security is a low-discretion program, even at the higher echelons in Washington. Basically, it is a taxing and spending program; distributions for most people are almost automatic, once they reach the triggering age. For almost everyone, and every situation, hard-and-fast rules determine who is eligible and how much a beneficiary can get. The states have little say; but neither does the federal government, except for its power to change benefits and rules through fresh legislation.
There can be . . " All of this divinity, ceremony, and fuss was intoxicating and, in the long run, distinctly harmful. The prime minister of Iceland is not allowed such pretensions; neither is the governor of Vermont. But the President just grew and grew and grew. His importance was such that little moral strictures hardly mattered. Why quibble about some flimsy rule, some legalism, when this man decides the world's fate? 26 We have quoted already Lance Liebman's remarks on the optimism of the 1960s with regard to the technical solution of social problems—an optimism widespread among intellectuals in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
T h e battle raged throughout 1971 and early 1972. The House voted to halt further funding on 19 March 1972, the Senate followed soon thereafter. New York Times, 1972. 19 March 1972; 25 March Social IPolitical Context of the War on Poverty 43 counts of it) can be believed, Head Start did not work. It had no lasting impact. Of the other parts of the war on poverty, a number became embroiled in heavy controversy, others became fiscal nightmares. Some of the programs went out of control. They had no tight mandate, and they were captured by the forces they set into motion.
A Decade of Federal Antipoverty Programs. Achievements, Failures, and Lessons by Robert H. Haveman