Testimony Taken by the Subcommittee on the Tariff of the Senate Committee on Finance in Connection with the Bill H.R. 9051: To Reduce Taxation and Simplify the Laws in Relation to the Collection of the Revenue ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1888 - Tariff - 924 pages

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Page 507 - ... made up or manufactured wholly or in part by the tailor, seamstress, or manufacturer, except knit goods, forty cents per pound, and in addition thereto, thirty-five per centum ad valorem.
Page 468 - Manufactures and articles of leather, or of which leather shall be a component part, not otherwise provided for.
Page 507 - On cloths, knit fabrics, and all manufactures of every description made wholly or in part of wool...
Page 178 - We are uncompromisingly in favor of the American system of protection ; we protest against its destruction as proposed by the President and his party. They serve the interests of Europe ; we will support the interests of America.
Page 142 - To lay with one hand the power of the government on the property of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it upon favored individuals to aid private enterprises and build up private fortunes, is none the less a robbery because it is done under the forms of law and is called taxation.
Page 142 - Taxes are burdens or charges imposed by the legislature upon persons or property to raise money for public purposes."* Coulter, J., in Northern Liberties v.
Page 59 - All iron or steel sheets or plates, and all hoop, band, or scroll iron or steel, excepting what are known commercially as tin plates, terne plates, and taggers...
Page 353 - ... made of silk, or of which silk is the component material of chief value, not specially provided for in this Act, and silk goods ornamented with beads or spangles, of whatever material composed, sixty per centum ad valorem...
Page 145 - They would give it protection ; so would I. But then all domestic industry is not confined to manufactures. The employments of agriculture, commerce, and navigation are all branches of the same domestic industry; they all furnish employment for American capital and American labor. And when the question is, whether new duties shall be laid, for the purpose of giving further encouragement to particular manufactures, every reasonable man must ask himself, both whether the proposed new encouragement...
Page 139 - ... the public Treasury, but the great majority of our citizens, who buy domestic articles of the same class, pay a sum at least approximately equal to this duty to the home manufacturer. This reference to the operation of our tariff laws is not made by way of instruction, but in order that we may be constantly reminded of the manner in which they impose a burden upon those who consume domestic products as well as those who consume imported articles, and thus create a tax upon all our people.

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