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Welfare Reform #220518

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 04, 1972
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(Studio) Senator shelves welfare reform for 5 to 9 years Continues present system while testing rival plans.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [NIXON - 3 years ago, announced guaranteed minimum income plan. Said nation could work way out of poverty.] Congress to test Nixon approach, more liberal Ribicoff plan, and more rigorous Long forced-work plan. Statistics on welfare cited. [Senator Abraham RIBICOFF - blames Fin. Committee, Senators, and Nixon for failure of welfare reform bill.] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Elliot L. RICHARDSON - says Nixon plan passed House twice and could have passed Senator] [Senator Russell LONG - says his Fin. Committee not willing to multiply number people on welfare.)
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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