National Affairs: Taxes & Truth

When Alf M. Landon stopped talking generalities and got down to cases at Buffalo fortnight ago, one of his lustiest blows was aimed at New Deal taxation. "If the major portion of the Government's income," he orated, "is obtained from indirect and hidden taxes—taxes upon such things as food, clothing, gasoline and cigarets—then the main burden falls upon those of small income. . . .

"The share of the cost of Government falling mainly on those with incomes of $25 a week or less has increased 25% during the three years of the present...

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