Businessmen on Taxes

After this week there will be no doubting the fact that a big segment of U. S. Business has more courage than Congress in facing the economic problems of defense. Last summer Congress broadened the income tax base, imposed a 10% income tax surcharge (to raise about $123,000,000 this year) and a corporate excess-profits tax (to raise about $106,000,000). With a Federal deficit estimated at $6,289,000,000 this year and $9,310,000,000 next year, these were timid gestures.

In FORTUNE'S fourth Forum of Executive Opinion—a panel of 16,000 of business management's top men—U. S....

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