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The law I have just signed was passed to put people back to work, to let them buy more of the products of farms and factories and start our business at a living rate again. This task is in two stages; first, to get many hundreds of thousands of the unemployed back on the payroll by snowfall and, second, to plan for a better future for the longer pull.  >>more...>>

Title:     Presidential Statement On N.I.R.A.
Author:    Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Date:     June 16, 1933

Publisher:     Works of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Type:     Speech

Listed Under:
National Industrial Recovery Act

Notes:     Reprinted in The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vol. 2, 1933, (New York City: Random House, 1938), p. 251.