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The Senate wanted to go home. Most of the House had already gone off for a month's vacation; just two more weeks remained before they would come trooping back to Washington.

One little chore stood between weary Senators and their dreams of home. They still had to pass the 1941 tax bill. Most of the bill looked all right to almost all of them. Only one provision was good for a fight: the Finance Committee's amendment to prevent husbands & wives in the eight States which have community-property laws* from dividing their combined incomes in half and filing separate returns in...

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