The Congress: Tariff Before Taxes

As the Congress reassembled after holiday recess, its more thoughtful members realized that this was to be one of the busiest, most critical sessions that ever sat. The Capitol's serious air was supercharged by an unexpected special message from the President calling for immediate, non-partisan enactment of relief legislation. All the leaders were agreed to put that first thing as far as possible first. But Congress is Congress, composed of politicians. Its opening day was not without an event which contained as much politics as economics. The big story for which the Press...

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