THE CONGRESS: The Last Tax Mile

Tired of wrangling, tired of statistics, tired of taxes, the Senate Finance Committee tacked $456,000,000 more on the 1941 tax bill passed by the House, sent it out for debate. The Finance Committee was satisfied to get $3,672,400,000 in new taxes out of the public.

Gentle, grey-maned Senator Walter F. George was beaming. By sheer charm and persuasion he had talked the committee into dropping a $22,600,000 House-approved levy on soft drinks—a hard blow, had it passed, for the State of Georgia, home of Chairman George and Coca-Cola. Other changes: >...

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