The Budget: That Four-Letter Word

Samuel Gompers, a founder of the A.F.L., once capsuled his philosophy in a single word: "More." That same four-letter word, it now appears, would best describe the spending principles of the Kennedy Administration.

Last week President Kennedy unwrapped his budget for fiscal 1964 (beginning next July), and lo, it called for more spending than ever. It had more of almost everything than the current budget—including red ink. Total expenditures: $98.8 billion, up some $4.5 billion from the current fiscal year, and $500 million more than the Government paid out in the peak...

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