TAXATION: The Burden

Franklin Roosevelt wanted a few more hours in which to study the 1941 tax bill before he made it law by his signature. In his quiet library at Hyde Park he spread the bill open under his shirt-sleeved arms, began to check it against the Treasury's analysis.

Well might the President consider carefully before signing that mammoth document. It is the biggest tax bill in U.S. history. To the $9,500,000,000 which the U.S. would have paid next year under the present tax rates, it adds another $3,553,400,000, a sum that in 1927 would have run the U.S. Government for a whole...

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