Last week the House:
» Received a new $2,142,900,000 tax bill (about one-fifth of the Treasury's $10.5 billion request) from its nervous Ways & Means Committee. More than half of the new revenue would come from upped postal rates (three cents on in-town letters, eight cents on air mail) and whopping excises (including a $9-per-gal. tax on liquor).
» Quietly buried in the drowsy Agriculture Committee a bill to remove the discriminatory taxes on oleomargarine, which keep it from undercutting butter.
» Resolved, with the House, that Dec. 7 should be celebrated throughout...