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Domestic Plan / Welfare / Nixon #205393

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon to speak live on domestic policy at 10 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Liberal plan by Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch and Urban Advisor Dan. Moynihan joined with conservative plan by Econ. Advisor Arthur Burns. Labor Secretary George Shultz in charge of middle of road manpower plan. Overhauling present system, plan to divide poor into totally dependent, those who can be made self-supporting; and working poor who need help to stay self-supporting. Plan proposes minimum of $1600 for family of 4 for dependents. Those able to work would be required to accept work or training. To get $30 month plus welfare money. If refuse training, would be cut off money. Supplements for working poor families available. Family could earn $3900 before losing right to federal aid. Finch unhappy about coercive aspect of training. Pkg. costs $4 billion plus current $4.7 billion. Revenue-sharing plan also to be discussed; beginning in 1971.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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