ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 14, 1999
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.
(Lubbock, Texas: John Martin) How marketing boards produce commercials paid for by taxpayers examined; details given of taxes on farmers to pay for a government-supervised promotion campaign. [Cotton farmers Don LYLES, Zane REESE - complain about expensive events for "friends of cotton."] Other embarrassing expenses for cotton and other commodities recounted; examples cited of millions spent per products. [Milk Board spokesman Susan RULAND - admits milk consumption is not up.] [USDA Inspector General Roger VIADERO - comments.]
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