Federal Taxes And State Expenses; Or, The Public Good. As Distinct From The General Welfare Of The…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byWilliam Hiter Jones

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Constitutional Compensations for Loss of State Power of Excise--The State Governments as "Instrumentalities" in Respect of the General Welfare of the United States--Groundless Assumption of Antagonism between the States and the Federal Autonomy--Effect of State Taxes on Property Valuations on " the Labor Class " in Cities--Groundless Complacency of Americans in Respect to Taxes on Property Being Less in the United States than Elsewhere--Why These Are Greater Here than Anywhere Else. That the several States should have relinquished to the Federal autonomy the sources of revenue detailed in the preceding chapter, and at the same time retained full responsibilities for maintaining the essential elements of " the general welfare of the United States," as the same are involved in the general civil administration under the several State governments, could have been done only on one or the other of the two following grounds, viz.: First. Because the effect of Sec. 2 of Art. IV. was not foreseen; or Second. Because, as seems the more logical reason, it was done on the faith of the concurrent and collateral undertaking on the part of the Federal authority, " to provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States." These words, " common defence " and "general welfare," seem obviously to stand by way of substitution and antithesis for that separate defence and separate welfare of each which, before establishment of the Federal Constitution, each State had been obliged to provide for itself. On any other interpretation of them (see Par. 1, Sec. 8, Art. I.), the several States must be deemed to have alienated their best resources for both separate defence and separate.welfare, and to share equally with the Federal authority all others w...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Constitutional Compensations for Loss of State Power of Excise--The State Governments as "Instrumentalities" in Re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021747439X

ISBN - 13:9780217474399

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