Democratic Party Platform of 1920

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Public Economy

Claiming to have effected great economies in Government expenditures, the Republican Party cannot show the reduction of one dollar in taxation as a corollary of this false pretense. In contrast, the last Democratic Congress enacted legislation reducing taxes from eight billions, designed to be raised, to six billions for the first year after the Armistice, and to four billions thereafter; and there the total is left undiminished by our political adversaries. Two years after Armistice Day a Republican Congress provides for expending the stupendous sum of $5,403,390,.327.30, and wouldn’t even lop off the thirty cents.

Affecting great paper economies by reducing departmental estimates of sums which would not have been spent in any event, and by reducing formal appropriations, the Republican statement of expenditures omits the pregnant fact that the Congress authorized the use of one and a half billion dollars in the hands of various departments and bureaus, which otherwise would have been covered back into the Treasury, and which should be added to the Republican total of expenditures.

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Chicago: "Public Economy," Democratic Party Platform of 1920 in Donald B. Johnson, Ed. National Party Platforms, 1840–1976. Supplement 1980. (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois), P.216 Original Sources, accessed September 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CP8FRTXPX5P8ZBJ.

MLA: . "Public Economy." Democratic Party Platform of 1920, in Donald B. Johnson, Ed. National Party Platforms, 1840–1976. Supplement 1980. (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois), P.216, Original Sources. 19 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CP8FRTXPX5P8ZBJ.

Harvard: , 'Public Economy' in Democratic Party Platform of 1920. cited in , Donald B. Johnson, Ed. National Party Platforms, 1840–1976. Supplement 1980. (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois), P.216. Original Sources, retrieved 19 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CP8FRTXPX5P8ZBJ.