Federalist No. 31 – Alexander Hamilton (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 31 – Alexander Hamilton

  • The federal government needs to tax because it needs money to perform its functions
    • Needs enough power to fulfill its responsibilities
    • Can’t predict future problems of the government and shouldn’t be constrained
    • Needs money to do those things and it needs to be able to fix problems
    • The structure must be set up to prevent money from leading to tyranny within the government

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