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House / Balanced Budget Amendment / Double Tax #141709

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 11, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) House vote against President Bush's balanced budget amendment featured; various positions outlined. [Representative Joe BARTON - cites Bush's promotion of the amendment.] [In session, Representatives Olympia SNOWE, Bernie SANDERS, Mel LEVINE - offer views on the proposal.] Question raised as to how Congress and the president may now attack the debt issue.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Case in which budget deficits are hidden by double taxing introduced.

(Las Vegas: Gary Shepard) Government actions in which the taxpayer is taxed twice to pay for something examined; case of FAA's decision not to use airport trust fund tax money to improve the airport in Las Vegas, NV, detailed. [Airport manager Bob BROADBENT, Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - comment.] Las Vegas and other airports across the nation said now charging an additional "departure tax;" map shown. [Federal Aviation Administration Leonard GRIGGS - denies it is a double tax.] [Two TRAVELLERS - comment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Roberts, Cokie;
Shepard, Gary

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