The new tax proposed is to be a revenue tariff on all articles of foreign manufacture that are brought into this country.
The distinctive idea of the democrats is represented by the word anti-protection, or revenue tariff.
The revenue tariff law passed by the Democrats in 1846 was not changed until the still lower tariff of 1857 was enacted.
Under a revenue tariff railroad iron was sold for less than two-thirds of its present cost.
A revenue tariff with incidental protectionism is a solecism.
From that campaign forward the Democrats appeared to favor a "revenue tariff" in their platforms.
One cannot help hoping that some one may be reasonable enough to suggest the idea of a revenue tariff.
There are three vital principles on which a revenue tariff as such must always be levied.
I do not believe that the changing of the present tariff to a revenue tariff will produce this result.