TAXATION: Made in Wisconsin

James A. Frear, "La Follette Republican" and member of the Ways and Means Committee, made public a radical tax program for the progressive bloc of the House in the next Congress. The immediate effect was to draw from two "regular" Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee (Senators Smoot and Watson) statements that any general revision of the revenue laws would be opposed.

Representative Frear, who is one of the more or less radical delegation from Wisconsin, laid out a plan containing the following points:

1) A Constitutional Amendment to do away with tax...

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