Election 1944: White House denies cut in war budget (10-27-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 27, 1944)


White House denies cut in war budget

Washington (UP) –
The White House today contested a charge by Governor Thomas E. Dewey that the Budget Bureau cut $552 million from an Army appropriation in 1939, asserting that the overall appropriation was actually increased 800 percent over the previous year.

The White House said:

The cut Mr. Dewey mentioned amounted to less than seven percent of the total, not the 23 percent cut inferred. On the other hand, the $8,038,550,718 recommended by the Bureau or the Budget for the War Department compared to $895,745,260 for the previous fiscal year, an increase of almost 800 percent.