THE PRESIDENCY: The Roosevelt Week: Jul. 19, 1937


On the question of economy Franklin Roosevelt has a record full of more anomalies than any other man in public life. Having been elected on a platform of balancing the Budget, he proceeded within a year to undertake a program of further unbalancing. Having started his Administration with a drastic economy bill, he quickly followed it by still more drastic spending measures.

When newshawks asked him what economies he hoped to make he furnished them first with a list of economies that were not to be. No savings could be made in interest...

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