Travel: Bad News for Big Spenders

One program that has Wilbur Mills's valuable support is the tourist tax package that Lyndon Johnson is submitting to Congress this week. "We are going to do something about this," vowed Mills, and while it might not be precisely what the Administration has in mind, it will be designed to assuage the itch for travel that propels about 3,000,000 Americans—and 2 billion American dollars—overseas each year.

To cut spending on travel outside the Western Hemisphere by $350 million a year, part of a program to trim $3 billion from the estimated $3.5...

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