Strong Sentiment

During last week's stormy House debate on wartime economic controls (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Ohio Democrat Walter B. Huber uncorked a surprise. He jumped to his feet and offered an amendment calling for a corporate excess profits tax. Without bothering to ask for details, the House promptly gave its approval by a standing vote. When House Republicans later found that Huber's amendment would restore the sky-high 80% maximum tax (and the same basis for computing it) as in World War II, they forced another vote, and the amendment was tossed out.

There was no doubt that sentiment for an excess profits...

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