Government Lotteries

  • By:Richard M. Boeckel
  • Content Type: Report
  • Publisher: CQ Press
    • Publication year: 1942
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Archive Report

Renewal of Interest in Public Lotteries

Faced with the unpleasant duty of voting further cuts in income tax exemptions1 or a general sales tax, or both, in an election year—and possibly a withholding tax or some plan of enforced savings—members of Congress are turning a more attentive ear than at any time since the low point of the depression to projects for a national lottery Three bills to raise war revenues through prize drawings by the Treasury have been offered in Congress since the United States entered the war. While there is little likelihood that any of these measures will reach the stage of floor consideration at any early date, lottery projects will increase in attractiveness as taxation becomes more burdensome and federal deficits mount ...

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