IDAHO: Ham 'n' Eggs Crisis

Last Nov. 3 Idaho's Senior Citizens won a notable victory over the Idaho Taxpayers' League. A Townsend-blessed pension plan appeared on the ballot, was approved by Idaho voters. Benefits: $40 a month after age 65; $8 a month extra for those who need wooden legs, glass eyes, dentures, medical care; $100 for funeral expenses. Said Lewis Williams, State Director of Charitable Institutions: "The people want grandpa and grandma to have these pensions, no matter what they cost."

But there was such a thing as a limit. Last fortnight a joint committee of the Idaho House and Senate figured up the...

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