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Surtax / Senate Debate / Administration #204569

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 1969
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(Studio) Washington, DC focuses attention on extension of surtax.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Secretary Treasury David KENNEDY - says Senator Mansfield has decision of bringing bill to floor. Feels he'll act responsibly when it comes out of committee ] Senator Everett Dirksen goes after Senators Mike Mansfield and Edward Kennedy, and asks why they didn't try to help pass bill. Mansfield said he wouldn't bring bill up for vote until reforms added. Dirksen says he knew sounds of death knell when he heard them. Kennedy says Democrats wouldn't be holding up surtax if White House had been more reassuring on reforms. [KENNEDY - says no strong leadership in tax reform area. Committed to reform.] Kennedy criticized wage and price control threats. [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says wage and price controls ruled out.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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