THE BUDGET: Bipartisan Purse-Watching

Only a month after the congressional elections that some pundits called a landslide for liberal spenders and a month before the President's budget message goes to Congress—a key congressional Democrat and a key Administration moneyman laid down similar, tough arguments against a spending spree. The two:

HOUSE WAYS & MEANS CHAIRMAN WILBUR MILLS: "The question should be raised as to whether an expenditure or a service deemed to be desirable within an overall budget of $20, $30 or $40 billion continues as a desirable, justified expenditure as a part of an $80 billion...

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