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Budget / Tax Cut / Social Security #71711

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1981
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(Studio) House of Representatives approval of Reagan budget reported Other Reagan plans said in difficulty, especially tax cut and Social Security changes.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Senator approval of budget said expected tonight. Budget detailed on screen. [House Budget Committee chairperson Representative James JONES - calls budget a mirage.] Social Security proposals said foundering. Senator Robert Dole's Senator amendment said jolt to administration [Speaker of House Thomas O'NEILL - says cutting benefits is sneak attack.] Health and Human Services Secretary Richard Schweike quoted re: admin. willingness to compromise on Social Security Congress action on Social Security said questionable.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) President said not talking of compromise. [REAGAN - wants good tax bill.] Answering question with regard to tax bill [Vice President George BUSH - won't comment.] Murray Weidenbaum quoted with regard to Reagan altered expectations.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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