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Budget Cut Proposals #534671

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Proposed budget cuts given President Reagan by OMB director David Stockman today outlined on screen, discussed; alleged reaction of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger to Stockman's criticism of Pentagon budget described. [WEINBERGER - claims Stockman's assumption is wrong.] Projected savings from proposed cut in vets.' medical benefits noted. [American Legion spokesperson Richard LYNGH - considers plan a disaster for elderly, impoverished vets.] White House goal for reducing deficit by 1988 cited. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Alice RIVLIN - believes both cutting spending and increase taxes is only way of getting handle on deficit.] [Econ. Alan GREENSPAN - thinks tax increase is necessary to lower deficit.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Concern among low income families over proposed cuts in energy assistance for the poor examined; James Bradshaw's case cited as example [BRADSHAW - notes consequences should gas be turned off for lack of fed. assistance.] No. families needing federal assistance last year, according to National Consumer Law Center, Incorporated, mentioned. [Center spokesperson Howard FOX - fears Stockman's proposals will force families to choose between heat and food.]
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike;
Mitchell, Andrea

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