I have said, with respect to authorization bills, that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit fiscal suicide on the installment plan.
We have been through this is biennial convulsion four or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years, and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again.
We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions of dollars that 'thousands' has almost passed out of the dictionary.
But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business.
A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.