U.S. At War: Plain Talk

Wendell Willkie offered U.S. voters Spartan fare: tightened belts and a monstrous tax burden. At New York Times Hall, he asked $16 billion in taxes this year. That was double what the Administration asked, and nearly eight times as much as Congress had voted. In the name of soldiers in battle he asked: "Why should we be comfortable?

"What shall we say to them if, while they are gone, we have rolled up a debt so vast that they will be saddled all the rest of their lives with interest on money that we at...

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