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Economy Message / Nixon / OEO #227303

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon says will submit tax reform bill to Congress Will propose tax relief for elderly home owners and for parents whose children attend private schools.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Office of Economic Opportunity offices being swiftly dismantled before Congress can act to save it. [Office of Economic Opportunity Director Howard J. PHILLIPS - says stopping Office of Economic Opportunity will benefit poor. Office of Economic Opportunity ineffective in fighting poverty. As Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Weinberger says, antipoverty program not really antipoverty program.] Phillip's interviewed by Elizabeth Drew but would not talk with CBS. [Chairperson Poverty Commission Senator Gaylord NELSON - says Congress being asked by poverty programs to stop Nixon's illegal actions.] [Former director Office of Economic Opportunity legal aid service Theodore TETZLAFF - says aid program being dismantled even though Nixon said earlier it would be retained.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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