National Affairs: Liquor Levies

When Congress convenes next month, one of its first jobs will be the imposition of new liquor taxes. They will have to be high enough to compensate for the emergency tax schedule in the National Recovery Act which President Roosevelt declared inoperative with Repeal. They will have to be low enough to make bootlegging unprofitable. First official intimation of how this delicate balance might be effected came last week from a special interdepartmental committee which handed the President a set of proposed liquor rates. The committee suggested:

Increasing the Federal tax on spirits from...

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