National Affairs: Odoriferous Duty

If a skunk had wandered on to the floor of the House, Congressmen could not have watched it more nervously than they watched the 1941 Tax Bill, just sent in by the Ways & Means Committee. But under the gag rule to bar amendments from the floor (which Republicans planned to fight as usual, expecting as usual to lose) they could only wring their hands, utter a few pained monosyllables, then vote on the bill. They were expected to do their duty by passing it this week.

The new bill calls for an increase of...

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