Nation: Spending and Getting

On-camera, slides show statistics on interest rates and unemployment, with Richard Nixon smiling pleasantly against the background of the White House. A voice intones: "He's letting Agnew run wild . . . he said he had a secret plan to end the war."

Then a man shakes money out of a cookie jar, sticks it into an envelope addressed to Box 3456, Washington, D.C. "I've just got to do something," he mutters, and sends the money on its way.

On the old business theory that you have to spend money to make money, the debt-ridden Democratic National Committee still $9,000,000 in hock...

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