"The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life" Veto Message of PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; SIGNED BY HIM
Veto message on the Adjusted Compensation Act, 1935: Address of the President of the United States in the House of Representatives, Delivered May 22, 1935.
Roosevelt, Franklin D.$3,200.00
Item Number: 4680
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1935.
Speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Signed by Roosevelt at the conclusion of his speech. In near fine condition with light wear. Rare.
The President addresses the House of Representatives, vetoing a bill: "A government, like an individual, must ultimately meet legitimate obligations out of the production of wealth by the labor of human beings applied to the resources of nature ... The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life. We are seeking honestly and honorably to do this irrespective of class or group." President Roosevetls veto message on the adjusted Compensation Act of 1935 (Veterans Bonus), delivered to Congress on May 22, 1935. He points out that there are many veterans benefits already enacted and that they whole country worked together to participate in World War I (agriculture, industry, etc.) and now many New Deal plans and much of the spending will go to benefit veterans as well as civilians.