CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 1976
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(Studio) Agriculture Department proposes cuts in food stamp programs; 1/4 recipients would be dropped. Cuts to save $1.2 billion year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) 5 million earning more than $7000 year would be dropped from program. Others would receive reduced benefits; elderly and poor would receive incrd. benefits. [Assistant Agriculture Secretary Richard FELTNER - says Ford feels that taxpayers waited too long for Congress to act on reform.] Senator Agriculture committee mbr., George McGovern, accuses Ford of playing pols. to try to outdo Reagan. [McGOVERN - says Congress won't accept Ford's reforms.] Labor, church and civil rights spokesperson says suit will be filed to block reforms; set for June 1.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
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