SHARP RIFT OVER DETAILS |
All Parties Hail Theory,
but Criticism Rises on
Methods of Aid.
Borah and M'Nary Hit $15 Fed-
eral Pension as Too Small
Foes for It.
DEMOCRATS PLEDGE ACTION
Snell Plans Republican Parley
'Program Carfully Worked
Out,' Says Robinson.
special to THE NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.The reaction to President Roosevelt's social
security program, as outlined in his message to Congress, was the shattering of
party lines so far as this issue was concerned.
Democrats, Republicans, Progressives and Farmer-Laborites were unanimous
in their support of the principle of Federally directed social security.
Criticism was confined almost entirely to the methods proposed.
A good deal of immediate comment was averted when Republican leaders in
the House decided to call a conference to consider a course of action on the
"I for one do not intend to talk about the program until I have had time
to study it and discuss it with the other," remarked Representative Snell of New
York, minority leader of the House. |
Differences on Old-Age Plan.
A complaint that the program was inadequate in its proposals for old-age
pensions came from Senators Borah and McNary, Republicans, while Representative
McGroarty, Democrat, of California, who introduced
Plan Bill in the House, also regretted the old-age provisions.
The message was hailed by Representative Michener, Republican, of
Michigan, as a decisive blow to the "Townsend Planners," while many other
M'GROARTY. Democrat, of CaliforniaI
agree with him in the main except as to old-age pensions. If he studied
the Townsend plan his troubles would be over.
|[continues with quotes from SENATORS Robinson
(D-Ark), Harrison (D-Miss), Borah (R-Ida), McNary (R-Ore), Couzens (R-Mich),
Johsnon (R-Calif), and Norris( (R-Neb) and REPRESENTATIVES Speaker Byrns
(D-Tenn), McGroarty (D-Calif), Lewis (D-Md), Fish (R-NY), Eaton (R-NJ), Michener
(R-Mich), Dirksen (R-Ill), Taber (R-N?)]|