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1892 Excerpt: ...were in value only 30,652,058, so that the rate
was 65.08 percent. But the American customs revenue for the past
fiscal year was $177,883,034, and the dutiable imports were in
value $369,400,801, so that the rate of duties on dutiable imports
was 48.16. To sweep away the American system which encourages
manufactures, and maintains a high rate of wages for labor, and to
substitute British free trade which would subject American labor to
direct competition with the pauper labor of other countries, thus
forcing down American wages, is at last tue declared object of the
Democratic party. False Pretenses Arandoned. For years there have
been Democratic pretenses that duties should not be reduced beyond
the rate necessary to compensate for the difference between wages
here and wages in other countries. The pretense was a fraud, for in
the Wood tariff of 1878, and in the Morrison tariff of 1886, and
the Mills tariff of 1888, which were all supported by substantially
the whole body of Democrats in Congress, the duties proposed on
many articles were far below the difference between wages of labor
here and in other countries. This year the false pretense is
abandoned as useless, and tariff for revenue only is proposed in
all its nakedness. For years Democrats have pretended in some
sections that they only wanted such tariff reform as would give to
manufacturers free raw materials, and therefore, it was claimed,
better protection. That pretense also was a fraud, for the
Democratic party well knew that it could not take off duties from
wool without cutting off duties on woolens also; nor abolish duties
on iron ore and pig iron of the Virginias, Alabama and Tennessee
without sweeping away duties on finished iron and steel products.
This false pretense also has fail...
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