ARMY & NAVY: Pension Veto


Greatest of pension-vetoing Presidents was Grover Cleveland. He killed more than 275 bounty measures in four years, thereby incurring the hot anger of the Grand Army of the Republic. Like Cleveland, President Hoover views pension bills with suspicion. In three years he has vetoed three general measures concerning veterans and their government pay: 1) pensions for World Warriors disabled in civil life; 2) increased allowances for Spanish War soldiers and their dependents; 3) the 50% Bonus loan law. All three were repassed by Congress.

Last week President Hoover added to...

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