Lyndon Johnson

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“We are going to try to take all of the money that we think is unnecessarily being spent and take it from the 'haves' and give it to the 'have nots' that need it so much.” (President Lyndon Johnson, White House Address, January 15, 1964.)

“We intend to press for legislative authority to negotiate trade agreements which could extent most-favored-nation tariff treatment to European Communist states…

We will reduce export controls on East-West trade with respect to hundreds of non-strategic items.” (President Lyndon Johnson, among the “non-strategic items” cleared for export were: petroleum, aluminum, scrap metal, synthetic rubber, tires, air navigation equipment, ground and marine radar, rifle cleaning compounds, diethylene glycol (used in the manufacture of explosives), computers, electric motors, rocket engines, diesel engines, diesel fuel, and various truck and automobile parts. Two weeks later the New York Times reported: “The Soviet Union and its allies agreed at the conference of their leaders in Moscow last week to grant North Vietnam assistance in material and money amounting to about one billion dollars.” October 7, 1966.)