Taxes: Who Wants a Tax Cut?

By 9:50 a.m., ten minutes before the grand opening, there was standing room only. What was it? A preview of John Wayne playing Hamlet? Or of Liz Taylor in The Life of Liz Taylor? No indeed. It was the start of the House Ways and Means Committee hearings on President Kennedy's tax program.

Punctually at 10 o'clock, Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon, clad in befitting banker's grey, marched into the hearing room and, at the urging of newspaper photographers, shook hands and matched smile for smile with Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur Mills. Once the hearing got under way, smiles faded from...

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