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Taxation Controversies / Oil Import Fees / Taxpayers' Revolt #258511

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 1978
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(Studio) Senator action to prevent President Carter from imposing oil import fees noted. Administration reaction, in light of upcoming economy summit in West Germany, reported Necessary House action on bill mentioned. Senator budget cuts for 2 agencies also reported; congress pattern of such cuts since passage of California's Prop. 13 stated. Results of CBS News-New York Times poll of public sentiment on tax situation is subject of report
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Details of poll results on questions with regard to taxes, government waste and cuts in services listed.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Details given about taking of poll. Public approval of cuts in welfare funds, according to poll results, mentioned; is noted that this area is least likely to be hurt by Prop. 13-type votes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Results of other polls showing California vote for Prop. 13 was vote against welfare reported Limited degree of control state and local governments have over welfare, as opposed to that in DC, outlined. Reaction of minority leaders to what is seen as white middle class message stated. [Urban League spokesperson John MACK - says welfare is associated with blacks and that there's measure of racism involved in Prop. 13 vote. Notes there are more whites on welfare than blacks.] Prop. 13 sponsor Howard Jarvis' response to these charges reported [JARVIS - says racism point hasn't been raised in his 15 years of trying for such move; denies amendment's connection with racism.] Welfare administrators agreement of need for reform noted. [Los Angeles County welfare director Keith COMRIE - says reform has to come from federal government. Discusses problem of 2nd generation welfare recipients.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Drinkwater, Terry

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