U.S. At War: All We Can Spend

Franklin Roosevelt this week presented his second war budget. The figures ran right off the edge of the paper, the fiscal thinking soared right out of this world. For this year the U.S. budget was not held to earth by any question of what the nation could afford. It was designed to go the limit of what the U.S., by straining night & day, could possibly manage to spend to win the war.

In the fiscal year 1944 (beginning next July 1) Franklin Roosevelt figured that the U.S. could spend $104,128,924,923 directly plus $4,774,123,000...

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