CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 22, 1981
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(Studio) Slight decline in inflation reported Consumer Price Index noted. Inflation rate for 1981 said lowest since 1978.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Econ. news said taking back seat to Poland crisis and Libyan threats. [REAGAN - says Polish ambassador's defection is news for today.] Reagan stress of economy issues during campaign recalled. campaign. scenes shown. [REAGAN - speaks of economy issues during campaign debate.] In September 24, 1981, speech [REAGAN - speaks of balancing budget.] November 23, 1981, scenes shown; government close-down for day recalled. Deficits for next several years anticipated. Reasons for increase deficit cited. [MEESE - speaks of deficits.] Possible new tax increases considered. [Chief of staff James BAKER - expresses satisfaction with 1981 performance.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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