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Republican Tariff Reform

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A list of prominent republicano wlio have, at one time or another, declared themselves for arevision'of the tarifï, is giveu in the last issue of Puck. .Believing it will be iuteresting reading for some of our protectionist friends we lierewith givethem: Eugene Hale. - Salt. I believethis article should go upon the f ree list: that the monopoly vvhicli has obtained heretofore tor the Onondago Salt Works ougbt to cease. Senatoü Mobbxll. - It is a mistake of tbe friends of a sound tariit to insist upon the extreme rates imposed during the war.- 1870. James G.Blaine.- Duting tbe entire war. when we were seeking everything on tbe earth, out of which taxatiou could be wrung, it nevev entered into the conception of eongresa to tax breadBtoffs- never. Neither breadstuffs uor lumber ever beeame the subject of one penuv of taxation.- 1S6S. l'ndoubtedlv the inejualities in tbe wnges of English and American operatives are more tlian equalized by the greater efficiency of the latter and their longer hour-s of" labor.- 18S1. i Ge n e B a l Joi i x A. loc; a x . - V hen a gentleman stands upon this floor and tells me that this high, this extraordinarily high tanlï is for the protection of the laboring man. I teil him that I do not onderstand how be can possibly substantiate sueh a theory.- April 18, 1870. JusTiojsMiLLEit.of the L'uited Staf es Supretne Court. - To lay with ouö band the power of the governinent on the property of the citizen, and with the other to bestovv it upou favorecí individiu'ls to aid private enterprises and build up private fortunes, is none tbe less a robbery because it is done under the forms of law and is called taxation. Le'i 1'. Morton.- Mr. Morton's record as a tree trader offsets bis cablegram as a protectionist.- Albany Jivening Journal (republioaix.) Jan. 9, ltiS-r). When Mr. Tovvnsend of Illinois, moved to pass tbe bilí to place salt and other articles on the freè list. April 5, 1880, Mr. Levi 1J. Morton voted ave. Jajues A. (r.u:riKLD.-I aiu for a protection which leads to an ultímate free trade.- Apnl 1. 1870. For nearly two years the wholesale price of American salt in Toronlo, Cunada, was a dollar lovver lier barrel tlian the same salt was selling for on the New York side of the lake. Certainly, gentlemen will not want a r'uty contiuuedthatetiables that tliing to be done.- May 18, 1872. Benjamin Harrison. - The creation of the tariff commission was a confession that the tariff needs revisión, [f the report comes in, it should be promptly acted upon.- November 28, 1882. IIugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury under JPresidents Garfield and Arthur.- The existing duties upon raw materials which are to be used in manufactures should be removed.- Annual Report, 1884. Mr. Cleveland has marked out a course whlch can safely be folio wed.- Dec, 1887. President Many duties now collected migut be remitted. I would mention those articles which enter into manufactures of all sovts. These duttes not only come from the consuméis at home, but act as a protection to foreign man ufacturers.- Annual Message, December. 1875. JohnSheioian- Such excessive protection not only ceases to diversify production, but forces labor into protected employments.-1872. Tb e tariff ought to be caiefully revised with a vievy to correct any inequalities oriucongruities that have grown out of the change of values since the passage of the act of 1883.- January, 1888. VVilliam McKixley.- The free list rnight be enlarged without affecting injuriously a single American interest- 188. Pbesident Akthur.- A total abolitiou of excise taxes woutd almostenevitably prove a serious, if not an unsurmountab'e obstacle to a revisión of the tariff and to any considerable reduction in import duties. The present tariff system is, iii niany respecta, unjust. It makes unequal distributions, both of its burdens and its beneflts.- Annual Message, 1382. ilENiiY L. Daaves.- The duty must be levied on the raw material or on the manufacttired article. If you levy it on the raw material, you discrimínate against American labor. Wiluam ]). Ki.i.i.KV. - Let the raw material (wool) come in. Let us make jlankets that will drive out Euglisli blankets,- July 28, 18S6. Oliveii P. Mobton.- The country expects a large leduction, the country cnows that it can be made, the country ias been promised this reduction, and ;he dominant party here is respousible o the country for this reduction, and vill be held responsible if it is not made. WuLiAM 13. Alt.isox.--I will say with regard to the duty on wool and woolens, that I regard it not as an inentional fraud, but as operating as ibough it were a fraud upon the great iody of the people of the U. 8. - March 4. 1870, John J. Ingalt-s. - We are on the erge of an irnpending revolution. )n one side is capital, enriched by loraestic"levy and foreigu commerce. 'Un the other is labor, asking for ernployment, striving to develope domestic industries, battling with the torces of nature, resolutely determined to over-throvv a system under wbicb the rich are growing richer and the poor growing poorer. Charles j. Folgeh, Secretary of the Treasury.- Taxes upon spirits and tobáceo, being upon thiugs not need-" fnl, should be retained rat her tiian those upon the common necessaries of life.- Annual Report, 1883.


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