Having destroyed remaining copies of "Killing The Wrong Men" by November 5, 1917 apparently at the urging of US District Attorney Tedrow, Ben Salmon rewrote his pamphlet and issued the new circular "Tax The Rich To Pay For The War." The pamphlet was circulated under the letterhead "Ben J. Salmon, Distributor "Progress and Poverty." (Progress and Poverty is the 1879 book by Henry George and was the foundation of the "Single Tax" movement.) In that cover letter Ben explained why he reduced the ideas in "Killing The Wrong Men" to the conscript wealth theme of "Tax The Rich":
Honesty impels me to state that I am a pacifist. For some months past I have openly advocated peace. Altho still a pacifist, I now see clearly the folly of talking peace at this time.