The Care of the Goose

The simple but formidable problem now before Congress is how to get more & more & more golden eggs without killing the goose.

The President demanded last week that $9.000,000,000 more in taxes be levied this year. Last year, the total of all Federal receipts was $8,269,000,000—three quarters of a billion less than the President now wanted in new taxes!

Like a schoolmaster caning a child and then roaring that he must not weep, the President had said: "Until this job is done, until this war is won, we will not talk of burdens." Congressmen crept off into...

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