Washington Wire

T. R. B.
December 1955
New Republic;12/12/55, Vol. 133 Issue 24, p2
The article focuses on U.S. politics as of December 1955. American Senator Paul Douglas and his Joint Economic Committee meet this week. Douglas wants to cut taxes, by increasing personal exemp tions from $600 to $700, that helps the little man. The U.S. Committee for Economic Development wants the graduated tax rate itself cut, that helps the rich. Governor Marvin Griffin's racist proposal, to cancel Georgia Tech's Sugar Bowl game with Pittsburgh got him hung in effigy on the campus; the boys have a lot more sense than their political elders.


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