National Affairs: Grand Old Pension Party

A man-sized fight between President Roosevelt and Congress over veterans' pensions was cut short last June by the hurried adjournment of the Hundred Day special session. That adjournment by no means settled the issue for Congressmen who like to battle, bleed and die for pensioners. They could afford to compromise with the White House in 1933 because there was no election that year. But this is 1934 and the whole House and one third of the Senate must go to the voters in November. That difference largely accounted for last week's resurgence of...

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