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Economy / Bush Tax Cut Plan #727365

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(The Capitol: Norah O’Donnell) The bitter fight over President Bush’s tax cut proposal featured; details given about Republicans who oppose Bush’s plan; negative ads from pro-tax cut groups shown. [Senator Bill FRIST†- says he will work hard to have it consistent with what the president has put forward.] [Senator Charles GRASSELY†- says we have to live with the reality of the Senate.] [Political scientist James THURBER††- says if they play the game too hard, some will jump from the Republican Party.] [Senator Ben NELSON – says he’s prepared to talk with tax cut proponents.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Campbell Brown) Misleading statements by both opponents & supporters of Bush’s tax cut plan examined. [BUSH – cites the tax cut for the average American.] [Brookings Institution William GALE†- notes the flaw in the Bush administration’s assessment of the “average American.”] [Senator Kent CONRAD†- says this should be defeated.]

(NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.)

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
O’Donnell, Norah;
Brown, Campbell
Duration:
00:04:30

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