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Economy: Entitlements #588872

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 04, 1992
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(Studio: Stone Phillips) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The deficit, entitlement programs for the elderly and the resulting changing face of American poverty featured. [Public policy analyst Robert GREENSTEIN - says benefits for poor children have been reduced.] Where projected entitlement spending will go outlined on screen. [Budget analyst Carol Cox WAIT - says if entitlements are not checked, there will be tax increases or deficits.] Representative Dan Rostenkowski shown under attack in August 1989 by the angered elderly. [GREENSTEIN - notes the power of the elderly voting bloc.] Entitlement cut proposals from '92 candidates President Bush and Bill Clinton cited. [On September 1, CLINTON, on August 20, BUSH - campaign against each other's budgets.] [WAIT - says voters don't want reality.]

Reporter(s):
Myers, Lisa;
Phillips, Stone
Duration:
00:03:20

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