U.S. At War: Look Who's Hoarding!

The number of men now serving in the armed forces is about 25% more than in World War I. The number employed in war industry is about 10% greater. But the U.S. now has 2,571,500 men & women on the Federal Government payroll (up 280% from World War I) and 3,017,632 working for State and local governments (up 100% from World War I). Total bureaucracy: 5,589,132—or about a half-million more than now serve in the armed forces.

To Oklahoma's able young Congressman Aimer Stillwell Mike Monroney, who dug up these statistics, their relation to the manpower shortage...

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