Tax hikes in 1951
Major Fight Brewing In Congress Over National Sales Tax I of WASHINGTON (UP) -- A fight is brewing m tlie new Con- on whether a national sales h i s tax should be imposed to meet mounting defense costs. Some members said a sales would be about the only avenue to- around open to Congress if it meets the h e He put more in billion dent Truman's demands for up-1 wards of $15 billion in additionall revenue But other members said they oppose a sales tax under any circumstances A leader ol this group,. Rep. John D. Dingcll (D-Mich) it would hit hardest at the low come groups. "I am uncompromisingly opposed to a federal sales tax," he "There are other revenue sources to tap before we hit at the workman with five children." In c h "ing Rep. Daniel A. Read (R-NY). ranking GOP member of the framing House Ways and Means committee, told a reporter" Congress Congress "will have to go to all of lengths if it is going to meet the fantastic 'revenue demands of the President." Hep. Robert W. Kean (R-NJ) of Reed's colleagues on Ways Means, said he personally had always on-Dosed a sales tax but "we will have to consider it if are going to raise taxes anything like as much as the President proposes."