National Affairs: Pensions Again

Veterans' pension bills can be killed but, like old soldiers, they never die. Last week the mammoth of all pension schemes, killed by the Senate Finance Committee last year, was back again, as healthy and hungry as ever.

The new scheme is so big that it takes two bills to hold it. One bill would give pensions ($12-$56 a month) to widows and children of all World War I veterans —not just those who died from wounds, but those who died in bed ten or 20 years afterward. For good measure, the bill would pension...

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