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(Studio) President Reagan reported endorsing tax increase and jobs bill.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [REAGAN - supports road repair legislature; denies it's a jobs bill.] Current state of disrepair of nation's hwys. and bridges noted. [Trans. Secretary Drew LEWIS - cites need for road repair.] Additional revenue raised by incrd. gasoline tax and use for road repair and mass transit discussed. [S. California rapid transit district spokesperson John DYER - notes possible impact on Los Angeles' planned subway system.] Possible number of jobs provided by new legislature mentioned. [American Road Builders Association spokesperson Randolph RUSSELL - discusses new jobs provided by tax hike.] [PEOPLE - don't object to gasoline tax increase] Reagan said seeking passage of tax increase in lame duck session of Congress
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
- Bowen, Jerry;
- Rather, Dan
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