NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 05, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Santa Barbara, California) Reaction to compromise on 1986 budget plan for Soc. Sec., reached by President Reagan and Congress Republicans, examined. [National Council of Senior Citizens spokesperson William HUTTON, Am Association of Retired Persons spokesperson Cyril BRICKFIELD - accuse President of deceiving elderly; notes amount taken from Social Security recipients is being designated for Pentagon.] Details of plan outlined on screen. [REAGAN - denies breaking commitment to recipients; claims Democrats will be lying if they attack him.] [October 1984, after Walter Mondale debate, REAGAN - promises never to reduce Social Security benefits.] Spokesperson Larry Speakes' remark mentioned. [Social Security RECIPIENTS - explain implications of decrease for them.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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