National Affairs: Taxes

Report. There are currently about 12,870,000 U. S. unemployed. On relief are more than 17,314,000. By April 1 approximately 14% of the nation's population were beneficiaries of public aid of one kind or another. These facts, included last week in a preliminary report by the Senate's Special Committee to Investigate Unemployment & Relief, headed by South Carolina's pro-Rooseveltian Senator James Francis Byrnes, would have been enough to make that document arresting. It contained considerably more. Eight weeks ago Financier Bernard Mannes Baruch told the Byrnes Committee that the chief cause of the country's current economic ills was the Administration's policies—urged modification...

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