TAXATION: Birthday Party

One afternoon last week while citizens throughout the land were preparing to spend the evening dancing for Franklin Roosevelt and other poliomyelitis sufferers, the President in his office held another kind of money-raising birthday party. The guests were Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, Attorney General Cummings, Secretary of Agriculture Wallace and Budget Director Bell.

Assuming that all the 75,000,000 adult inhabitants of the U. S. could be induced to buy admission to a birthday ball, tickets would have to be priced at $10 a head to raise the $550,000,000 required to pay for...

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