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American Agenda (Economy: Elderly vs. Children) #137704

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 29, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Rebecca Chase) Comparison of budget spending on children and the elderly featured; details given of success of Social Security as an anti-poverty program. [99-year-old Mary MANNING - comments.] [Representative Leon PANETTA - says children are at risk.] Federal spending figures for children and senior citizens outlined. [Political analyst Kevin PHILLIPS - calls for rethinking.] [Social Security recipient Jane McDOWELL, American Association of Retired Persons John ROTHER - defend Social Security payments.] [Retiree Katherine WEEKS - comments.] Seniors' power as lobbyists and as a voting bloc reiterated.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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