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Joint Standing Comm. on Manufactures. Minority report, 1842
SEE ALSO 53702 House No. 31 Minority report from the Committee on Manufactures, 1842. Originally, taxes were for the general defense and the
expenses of government. If the government taxes all to benefit just a few, where does that end? The minority argued against the horizontal tax.
Massachusetts should stand firm on discriminating tariffs and fight any tax that yielded more than was needed. Resolves: The federal government had no
power to raise money by taxation unless it was for revenue. Congress had to discriminate in tax schemes so as not to impact the necessaries of life. It
was right for Congress to favor American industries and labor. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of
Title:   The Committee on Manufactures, to whom was referred the order of the House instructing them to inquire into the expediency of requesting our senators and representatives in Congress, to support the assessment of discriminating duties on foreign imports ... report and resolves ... .
OCLC Number:   1422929153
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