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1960 Tax Foundation's Taxpayer News: News of the Organized Taxpayer Movement 1 (1960)

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JANUARY - FEBRUARY 1960

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NEWS  OF THE   ORGANIZED TAXPAYER MOVEMENT
NTC Finds Inflation Still Tops Fiscal Problems

NTC Renames Steve Stahl Chairman,
Evaluation Report Due This Fall
Steve Stahl was re-elected unanimously for
another term as chairman of the NTC, following a
report of a nominations committee headed by Al
Burger, Texas.
The NTC passed another related resolution by
the Burger committee proposing that a group of
three to five taxpayer directors to be named by the
chairman, in collaboration with Robert W. French
of Tax Foundation, to evaluate present NTC or-
ganization and procedures and make recommenda-.
tions by early Fall of this year.
Thanks from the White House
Secretary of the Cabinet Robert K. Gray had high
praise and a warning for the NTC at the opening
dinner of the annual Washington meeting.
le told the Conference that as a grateful citi-
zen he lacked superlatives to express his admira-
tion for efforts you are making and his gratitude
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Shapes Policy to Combat Threat
The National Taxpayers Conference, after a
close look into Federal fiscal problems at its annual
meeting in Washington, D. C. February 8-10, agreed
that the threat of increased inflation is still danger-
ous, still the No. 1 problem of the era.
Concern for the role Federal fiscal decisions can
play in encouraging inflation was given top billing
in a policy statement unanimously adopted by the
Conference which is made up of 36 state taxpayer
associations. Outlined was an NTC program for the
coming year that calls for:
COMBATTING INFLATION with sharp controls
on government spending, particularly Federal spend-
ing. Outright rejection of the notion economic growth
must be stimulated by increased Federal spending
and by further intervention of the Federal government
in the economy -- a path that can lead only to more
inflation or higher taxes on everyone.
A SUBSTANTIAL BUDGET SURPLUS insured
by compensating reductions to offset any in-
creases in proposed expenditures, or reductions in
(Continued on page 2)

Some of the 41 representatives of 24 state taxpayer associa-  Shoreham Hotel. They came from all sections of the nation, in-
tions attending the annual Washington meeting of the National  cluding Hawaii. Standing, left to right, are NTC Chairman
Taxpayers Conference are shown at the closing session in the  Steve Stahl, guest speaker Ardell Everett and Merle DeWees.

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