During the week, the Chamber of Deputies was engaged almost entirely with questions of finance, particularly upon the emergency taxation bill according power of decree upon the Government (TIME, Feb. 18).
Deputy André Tardieu attacked the
Government's taxation increase of 20% (TIME, Jan. 28). He stated that the Government would merely succeed in raising the cost of living and so place a purposeless additional burden upon the taxpayer.
Premier Poincaré, replying to criticism on Government inaction, reproved the long-winded oratory of his opponents. Said he: "The best way to help the Government govern and increase...