National Affairs: Fever Chart

Like the fever chart of a sick giant, the Federal Budget continued to make news last week about the public credit of the U. S. On April 18 the red line of the deficit broke through the billion-&-a-half-dollar mark for the first time in fiscal 1933. On that day Federal outgo ($3,102,172,570) since July 1, 1932 exceeded Federal income ($1,598,325,881) by $1,503,846,689.* The Public Debt stood at $21,452,266,588, an increase of $1,965,263,144 in the form of borrowings to meet current expenses since the beginning of fiscal 1933.

During March, however, the Budget staged a...

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