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Budget Cut Proposals #88490

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 06, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) President Reagan's lobbying among Republican Congress leaders for his proposed budget cuts examined; films shown. [Deputy press secretary Larry SPEAKES - quotes President's remarks to group.] [Representative Robert MICHEL, Senator Robert DOLE - comment on freeze and cut proposals.] Possibility of Reagan taking salary cut as motivation to federal employees noted. [American Federal of Govt. Employees president Ken BLAYLOCK - thinks idea of federal employees receive further salary cuts is atrocious.] Senator Barry Goldwater's support for freezing defense budget and killing MX missile program mentioned; President's response noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Reagan's budget cut proposals noted affecting his constituency. [Fed. WORKERS - criticize President; regret voting for him.] [Student Mike PARIS, fed. retiree Dan JASPAN, Paralyzed Vets. of America spokesperson Jack POWELL - agree.] Reagan noted seeking elimination of Small Bus. Admin. as well.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Donaldson, Sam;
Koppel, Ted;
Wooten, Jim

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