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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2065
AUTHOR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION: In time of this grave national danger, when all excess income should go to win the war, no American citizen ought to have a net income, after he has paid his taxes, of more than $25,000 a year.
ATTRIBUTION: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, message to Congress, April 27, 1942.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1942, p. 221 (1950).
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)