National Affairs: Pain

In an election year the House of Representatives is as sensitive as an arthritic joint. Pain in the joint to the House, as it began work on President Roosevelt's estimate of income and outgo for the next fiscal year, was the President's recommendation that $460,000,000 be raised in new taxes. Last week, as a result, the Appropriations Committee applied a freezing-cold poultice to swollen estimates.

The Committee reported out the Independent Offices Supply Bill, shrunk by over $94,000,000 from what Mr. Roosevelt warned was the lowest figure that could be attained without impairing efficiency....

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