Friday, September 4, 2015

On the Fact that the 1894 Income Tax Bill (Which Was Passed by Both Houses of Congress with a Veto-Proof Majority but Which Was Not Signed by President Cleveland and Which Was Ultimately Struck Down by the Supreme Court) Only Applied to 85,000 Americans (About .1% of the Population)

Those who opposed the law (though unquestionably amused by its quaintness) knew that the government would never in a million years be satisfied with such a minuscule tax base and recognized a monster when they witnessed one. Visionaries (see above; Joseph Hodges Choate), they were.

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