National Affairs: Budget

$3,700,000,000.00

$3,700,000,000.00

$3,700,000,000.00

$3,700,000,000.00

A newsgatherer good enough to be trusted with a moderately important story, a country doctor, a law clerk, an assistant branch manager of a plumbing concern, a young salesman get about $3,700. Anyone who gets $3,700 per year can easily remember the figure $3,700,000,000.00 because that is just one million times his salary. To remember that figure became last week a patriotic duty, because that is the figure which Brig. Gen. Herbert Mayhew Lord, funny-story-telling Director of the Budget, put down as the cost of U. S. (federal) government for the...