The Congress: Putting On the Heat

"I've never had such pressure on a bill," grumbled a veteran Democratic Congress man. "You've seen nothing," replied Ar kansas Democrat Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Commit tee. "I've had more pressure on this bill than you've had in your whole 20 years in Congress." The bill: President Kennedy's tax-revision plan. Source of the pressure: Kennedy.

Actually, it wasn't much of a bill. In its major provisions it would: 1) subject stock dividends and interest on savings accounts, Government bonds, etc. to a 20% withholding tax; 2) offer...

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