Punch,  44 (1863), 144.

A Wrong by its Right Name





Medical Practitioners, Colleges, Commerce, Government

    Discusses a petition, 'signed by tradesmen and others', sent to the House of Commons 'praying for exemption from Income-Tax of all incomes up to and including £150 a-year', and another petition, signed by senior members of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons, asking for 'readjustment of the Income-tax as between industrial earnings and the products of property'. Punch thinks this is a demand that the 'Legislature might possibly concede' and rejects the notion of taxing certain individuals—notably surgeons and physicians—on their income and property.

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