NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan noted urging Senator Howard Baker and Representative Robert Michel to suggest his proposed early tax cut next year
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [REAGAN - notes purpose of meeting with Baker and Michel.] Baker and Michel said discouraging early tax cut. [MICHEL - thinks passage through Congress would be difficult.] Reagan recalled claiming defense spending is not responsible for budget deficit, calling for cuts in non-defense budgets. [BAKER - thinks defense spending has to be examined; comments on proposed jobs bill.] White House spokesperson Larry Speakes' reaffirmation of President's commitment to Reaganomics quoted on screen; apparent misperception of congress Republicans by White House considered.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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