TAXATION: Gas, Incomes

The people of the U. S. contribute four billion dollars per year to operate their Federal Government. More than twice that sum is required annually to run their State and local governments. Total total: $13,000,000,000, to be raised by annual taxation.

While each and every tax affects each and every citizen, the most widely distributed tax is the gasoline tax, now levied by every State in the Union. Last week the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads revealed that the 48 States and the District of Columbia collected $494,683,410 (an increase of 14% over...

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