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Antiprofiteering Rent Bill; Hearings on H.R. 9248. a Bill to Prevent Extortion, to Impose Taxes Upon Certain Incomes in the District of Columbia, and for Other Purposes. March 26, 27, 28 and April 5, 1918 (Paperback) Loot Price: R429
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Antiprofiteering Rent Bill; Hearings on H.R. 9248. a Bill to Prevent Extortion, to Impose Taxes Upon Certain Incomes in the...
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Antiprofiteering Rent Bill; Hearings on H.R. 9248. a Bill to Prevent Extortion, to Impose Taxes Upon Certain Incomes in the District of Columbia, and for Other Purposes. March 26, 27, 28 and April 5, 1918 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... STATEMENT OF HON. BEN JOHNSON. A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. Senator Pomerene. As I understand, the special purpose of the meeting of the committee this morning--though I was not here the other day--is to hear Congressman Johnson. We shall be glad to have Vou proceed. Representative Johnson. Mr. Chairman, in the beginning I wish to say that I have no personal grievance at all concerning rents. The house which I have rented is at the same rate that I have rented it heretofore for several years, and my lease does not expire until next April, practically a year now. In introducing the bill I was actuated from no personal motive, but simply for the welfare of the country. I felt that the obligation devolved upon me to introduce a bill because of my position as chairman of the House committee which has to do with legislative matters pertaining to the District of Columbia. Neither have I any personal knowledge to the effect that profiteering is going on. I know it only from information, just as I believe that 435 Members of the House know it, and just as I believe that 96 Members of the Senate know it. That it is going on is undisputed, for the reason that those who may know it best--I refer to the Real Estate Brokers' Association--each and every one of them, an every other witness who has appeared before this committee, has admitted having either that knowledge or information. After I had become satisfied that profiteering in rents was going on in the District of Columbia to an outrageous extent I set about to prepare a bill to prevent it. The first two or three drafts of that bill as undertaken by me were attempted along the line of a rent administrator. I take it for granted that my mind turned to that method of reaching the istuation because ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Anonymous • Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13327-4
Barcode: 9781151133274
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LSN: 1-151-13327-2

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