National Affairs: Opposition

One of the few really consistently able southern political despots is Senator Furnifold M. Simmons, North Carolina's "machine" boss and senior minority member of the Senate Committee on Finance. Last week he announced that the Democrats would demand a tax cut of $560,000,000 in the autumn final session of the 69th Congress. Said the Senator:

"Certain circumstances connected with the last reduction aroused suspicion that the Administration, supposedly for political reasons, had deliberately planned two separate reductions: a small one for use in the bi-election campaign this year and a bigger one to become effective immediately preceding the Presidential campaign and election...

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