National Affairs: Politax

Comment recently went the rounds of the press that Secretary of the Treasury Mellon is not a politician. The occasion of the comment was a renewed affirmation on the Secretary's part that he will ask the next Congress to reduce the surtaxes on incomes.

The Secretary's argument is simple. He is not anxious to take money out of people's pockets, whoever they be; he is anxious to put money into the Government's pocket. He believes that decreasing surtaxes is the way to do this, and points with considerable justification to increased Government revenue this...

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