The Congress: Sugar-Coated Bill

Any well-ordered family has an obligation to take care of its poor relations. The U.S. Government, says the 1946 Employment Act, has a duty to do everything in its power to provide "useful employment opportunities for those who are able, willing, and seeking to work." Thus, when the problem of the depressed areas came before the House of Representatives last week, there was no question of the national obligation to help; the debate centered on how to help, and how much aid to give to the pockets of distress. Both the Republicans and the Democrats offered area-redevelopment bills, and...

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