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November 23, 1957

THE BIG PARADE OF 1958

JAMA. 1957;165(12):1568-1569. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980300048012

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Abstract

When the Congress reconvenes next January, legislators in both political parties, mindful that 1958 is an election year, will be making special efforts to espouse measures with a maximum of vote-getting appeal. There will be a big parade of bills designed not only to solve real or imaginary problems but also to create popularity with the folks back home. As in all other election years, one of the largest and most varied sections of the parade will be the one devoted to the theme, "Let's give more and bigger social security benefits." Many floats of all sizes and colors already have been entered, and a large number of new entries can be expected during the second session of the current Congress. One of the subjects which is attracting the interest of more and more members of Congress, and which is almost certain to receive serious consideration next year, is free

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