National Affairs: Too Little Too Much?

What will Harry Truman's program cost? The President answered the question this week as well as he could, in a 6¼-lb. book as big as a Manhattan telephone directory, entitled The Budget.

For all its weight and formidable tables The Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report commended the President for presenting a budget which had "order and clarity." It was prefaced by a cheerful message from Mr. Truman himself.

The soundness of a fiscal program, said the President, depends primarily on whether it provides security for the nation and social progress for the people....