U.S. At War: Two Billions Short

The Treasury Department's mammoth wartime tax bill will go to the floor of the House by mid-July some $2.1 billions short of the Treasury's $8.7 billion goal. This appeared certain as the House Ways & Means Committee, after months of work on the biggest, toughest tax bill of all time, finally got the measure near the floor. Prodded into belated action by the President, wrestling with frayed tempers, the committee:

> Killed the sales tax which could have made up the difference and tapped the major source of inflation, increased wages. If such a tax is...

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