TAXATION: Bullneck & Buzzard

Congress, Congress, don't tax me,

Tax that fellow behind the tree.

—Congressional Record.

Last week the House of Representatives, hunting "that fellow behind the tree." took its orders from a tall, lanky North Carolina farmer, bald as a buzzard and a short, chunky New York lawyer with a mop of shiny black hair. The first was Robert Lee Doughton, a Democrat who has served 20 years in the House and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee. The second was Fiorello ("Little Flower") Henry La Guardia, an...

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