National Affairs: Ten Men at a Table

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The House had done its best and the Senate had done its best but the final writing of the Revenue Act of 1934 devolved last week upon ten elderly men gathered out of public sight around a large mahogany table in the gaudy room of the Senate District of Columbia Committee. There amid a cloud of cigar smoke five Senators and five Representatives, conferees for their respective chambers, tackled the serious business of just how far down into the pockets of 125,000,000 inhabitants of the U. S. the Government should thrust...

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