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Excerpt from Government FinancingGovernment finance in war times is not the same as in peace times. The demands of the greatest struggle into which our country has ever entered is calling for financial contributions from every self-respectingMoreExcerpt from Government FinancingGovernment finance in war times is not the same as in peace times. The demands of the greatest struggle into which our country has ever entered is calling for financial contributions from every self-respecting American. These contributions may be voluntary gifts or may take the form either of investments in government securities or of tax payments. Very many men who have never felt the burden of taxation, are now required to obtain information on its principles if they are to meet the new obligation intelligently. It is our belief that we should not only have responsible government, but a responsible citizenship, that our government should first be intelligent in its financial policy, courageous in carrying it out, willing to acquaint the tax payer with the reasons for the demands upon him and confident of his ready and patriotic response. We shall endeavor herein by the method of answering the questions which are most likely to occur to the ordinary mind upon the subject of war finance and taxation, to fix such guides as will better enable our readers to understand and appreciate the discussion of the subject which will inevitably be featured in newspapers and periodicals. This booklet contains an outline of the arguments for and against many of the questions that will arise. We hope it will be helpful and suggestive and will stimulate further inquiry into one of our important public questions.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.