Bills and Debates in Congress Relating to Trusts Volume 3

Bills and Debates in Congress Relating to Trusts Volume 3

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...honor to represent. Applause on the Democratic side. You can not fool the people of Maine any more. I am going to say this, however, in justice to our statesmen, that when Blaine and Frye and Dingley advocated a high-protection tariff against the foreign countries they never believed that it was possible to create a monopoly on this side of the tariff wall and destroy home competition. I believe they were honest in what they advocated. But, as I say, the whole idea was to protect the infant industry, mind you, and just think of it! They have kept that infant sucking at the teat ever since, and now the Senate will not allow it to let go of it. Now, the second class of men that they appealed to was the American laborer, and as long as I have been a voter, and before that--ever since I knew enough to go to the political meetings--I used to hear Republican leaders in my State pleading with tears in their voices for a high tariff in order to keep up the standard of living and save the wages of the laboring man. Now, let us.see. Just as soon as the flower of protection had come into its full blossom in the United States Steel Corporation, in 1001, the directors--I do not know they called them directors; they have fancy names for those people, but the executive committee, that is the name--met in New York within six weeks after the company was organized and this is what they said with reference to American labor, and I take it from the records of the United States Steel Corporation. If there are any laboring men here or anybody in sympathy with them, let it burn into their hearts forever, the humbug of American labor getting anything out of protection. Here is what a gentleman by the name of Steele. very appropriately named, brought forward as a...show more

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  • Paperback | 794 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,393g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670752
  • 9781236670755