The Congress: The Two Wars

The bill, proclaimed Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur Mills, "is intended first and foremost to provide additional revenues to help sustain our operations in Vietnam." The House was unmoved.

It was not, for a change, reservations about the war that worried Congressmen but the fact that President John son's proposal to raise an extra $6 billion in taxes contained no proposals to cut back on domestic spending. As a result, the measure ran into unexpectedly stiff opposition.

Republican Whip Leslie Arends warned that "unless we stop spending, we will have additional tax-raising...

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