Letters: Feb. 8, 1963

Budget Blues


I want to congratulate you on the chart by J. Donovan [Jan. 25], "National Debt."

I think it should be under the glass top on every man's desk from the President down to the lowest person responsible for our government spending, whether it be federal, state, county or city government.

It is unbelievable that an intelligent nation could get itself into such a dilemma.

WM. R. MARTIN Walla Walla, Wash.


In 1950, Representative John F. Kennedy posed the question to the House: "How long can we continue deficit financing on such a...

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