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Economy: Budget #577396

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: John Cochran) Partisan politics in budget fight reported. [Campaigning for Republicans in Akron, Ohio, President BUSH - blames Democrats.] [Representative Newt GINGRICH - says Bush is willing to give up capital gains tax cut.] [BUSH - responds to criticism.] [Representative William GRAY, Senator George MITCHELL - blame Bush.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Impending automatic spending cuts to reduce national debt featured; those being furloughed reported including air traffic controllers, FBI agents, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents, federal prison work force and meat inspectors; those not affected noted including postal service, active military personnel and social security and Medicare recipients. Report introduced.

(Denver: Roger O'Neil) American people, fed up by government's inability to reach compromise, featured; further details given of expected airport delays due to layoffs. [Salesman Larry McCOMBER, Dale HILL, meat packing house owner Martin SCHWARTZ, PROTESTER, mailman Fred SHEA, two VOTERS - complain.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) noted also affected.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell; Chicago: John Cochran) Chance that agreement will be reached discussed; pressure from upcoming elections mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
O'Neil, Roger

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