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(Studio) President-elect Jimmy Carter backs off from budget director's statement of Sunday that tax cut is almost certain, saying it's only 1 of options.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Plains, Georgia) Some advisers say tax cut is form of income tax rebate and bus. tax credits should be used; today Carter disagrees with Bert Lance that cut almost certain. [CARTER - says cut is 1 possibility and he's not leaning any way on it yet. Says it will be joint decision with cong. leaders] Carter agrees with Lance that economy will hamper efforts to reduce unemployment, as he'd said he'd do next year, but says it will be help if nation's growth rate increases by end of month [CARTER - notes Christmas spending may help.] Carter also talks with regard to pardoning of draft-law violators. Carter and wife Rosalynn vote today in mayor's election in Plains; Billy Carter in that race. [CARTER - comments on Billy's chances.] Carter goes to Atlanta and Washington, DC later in week for further transition business
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Schieffer, Bob
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