THE PRESIDENCY: Critics Damned

To businessmen who have been screaming for relief from taxes, to the Republican Party-which has been crying for reduction in Federal spending, to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce which wants to repeal the Wage-Hour Law—to all these and sundry other critics Franklin Roosevelt this week boomed his answer. In his best oratorical form, before the friendly American Retail Federation, he virtually defied all critics, announced that the New Deal would not give them an inch.

On the public debt: "Our national debt is after all an internal debt owed not only by the nation but to the nation. If...

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