Sir THOMAS WHITE:
However, the matter is not of great importance, and if this is deemed reasonable I would move that the words " two thousand dollars " be made " fifteen hundred dollars." With regard to children, there is undoubtedly also the fact as to dependents, but I think that if 33,000 could be regarded as a fair exemption in the case of the average man, if we put aside the question of dependents-because that would really necessitate an inquiry as I stated-it might be reasonable to provide that the exemption should be increased somewhat in case of those who have a family, say, of six children. I do not know whether that would meet the views of the committee or not, but we might discuss it later. If the committee think it would reasonably meet the situation to give an exemption of
34,000 in the case of those who have six children or more, I think I would be prepared to consider that phase of it, and have an amendment drafted accordingly. I do not think we can deal so well with the case of dependents, because the principle is undoubtedly there. They have to be taken care of just like children. It might be fair to provide that if a man has six children his exemption shopld be 34,000 instead of $3,000.
Topic: WAR TAX UPON INCOMES.
Subtopic: CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE.