THE CONGRESS: Snares & Conspiracies

"Killing sparrows," Georgia's Senator Walter George called it scornfully. But Illinois' Paul Douglas and Michigan's Homer Ferguson doggedly went on setting their small snares for the bureaucratic idler and the freehanded spender. In the Senate last week, first one and then the other bobbed up to offer money-saving amendments to the $2,528,000,000 appropriation for the Federal Security Agency and the Labor Department.

There are too many Government automobiles, said Democrat Douglas. He asked that the Senate deny Labor and FSA any additional new cars for fiscal 1952, allow them to replace only half of those that wear out. Savings: 79...

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