TAXATION: Psst! A Secret!

What is a secret? Representative John Nance Garner, Democrat, of Texas, declared that nothing was a secret which was printed in The New York Times, the Chicago Daily Tribune and The New York Commercial. Therefore he objected that the text of Secretary Mellon's bill for tax reduction was kept "secret" by the Ways and Means Committee.

When the bill was sent to the Committee, a summary of it was given out by the Treasury Department. The text of the bill itself was kept confidential by vote of the Committee in accordance with precedent...

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