National Affairs: Facts on Fortunes

The House Ways & Means Committee spent six days listening to the "public" on Franklin Roosevelt's share-the-wealth tax proposals, heard little of interest because witnesses had nothing concrete to shoot at. Last week the Senate Finance Committee wound up a seven-day hearing on the same subject which, in addition to the stereotyped objections of tax experts, economists and special pleaders, produced the following noteworthy testimony:

Mr, Fisher-Up to the witness stand marched Wager Fisher of Bryn Mawr, Pa.

"Whom do you represent?" demanded Chairman Pat Harrison.

"I represent myself. I want the Committee to...

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