FISCAL: Last Dollar

The day after President Roosevelt sent his budget message to Congress, citizens thumbed through the letter "S" in dictionaries looking for words to express emotion. Republicans magnified their feelings with "shocking." Democrats minimized theirs with "startling." Some liked "stupendous," others preferred "shudder," but most overworked word in the U. S. vocabulary was "staggering." The President planned to have the U. S. spend $31,179 a minute—every minute night and day—till June 30. He planned to have the U. S. borrow $6,000,000,000 before June 30—an amount slightly larger than the total amount of...

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