Today I hope to take a little of your time, rather than try to extend some complimentary greeting of some kind or another, I would like to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about our government, our state government, some of its problems, primarily its tax problems, because some of you may have noted already that while the law has not become effective as yet, that there is going to be a slight tap on your personal income in the way of an increase in the business and occupational tax, and I want to talk to you about it because, in these days of increasing costs in all areas of activity, I think it is necessary to understand that government has some of the same problems during the period of inflation that the private citizen has. While we strive in government to reduce costs where we can, there are some limitations upon our ability to do so, and I think it is necessary for the people generally to have an appreciation of what the government is up against.
Arthur B. Langlie,
Address by Arthur B. Langlie, Governor of the State of Washington,
26 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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