U.S. At War: Bureaus Under Fire

Under two of Franklin Roosevelt's pet agencies—the Budget Bureau and National Resources Planning Board—Congress lit a slow fire. A Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, headed by Millard E. Tydings of Maryland, reported that the agencies were rife with "ideologies and theories looking forward to greater Governmental expenditures and greater deficits during the post-war period." Said the subcommittee: "Such controversial matters (better termed 'propaganda') should not be sponsored at public expense."

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