U.S. At War: Time for a Change

Candidate Dewey opened the week with a 15-minute radio address on taxes, delivered from his desk in the dark, mid-Victorian Governor's Mansion in Albany. He had a clear opening of the kind he likes: the President's own Harry Hopkins had just announced himself a convert to free enterprise and the use of taxes to stimulate business rather than reform it (see BUSINESS). Said Governor Dewey: "The highest New Dealers at last admit that this Administration has created an impossible situation."

The "New Deal's lack of consistent tax policy was rich ground. Tom Dewey...

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