Quote – Guarantee Trust Company of New York, New York Times.

We believe that a tax system designed to penalize the small group of wealthy individuals for the benefit of the others injures all groups by diminishing the incentive to productive effort, thereby reducing the total output available for distribution, which really constitutes the national income. … We oppose this Federal tax program on the ground that high estate and inheritance taxes tend to dissipate the aggregations of wealth on which industry depends for its capital and on which the government depends for a substantial part of its revenue under the present income taxes.

Statement of the Guarantee Trust Company of New York, quoted in “New Tax Program Assailed by Bank,” New York Times.

Monday, July 29, 1935