RELIEF: Pressure v. Blossoms

"I am not sending this message to the Congress merely for the purpose of going through motions. . . .

"I cannot bring myself to believe that these discharged men and women will contribute to the prosperity of the United States, nor do I believe that the merchants and landlords they are now dealing with will become more prosperous when their trade ceases."

Thus, adding sharp irony to earnestness, did Franklin Roosevelt last week again formally request the now symbolic $150,000,000 which Congress cut from its February-through-June deficiency appropriation for WPA. Congress had...

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