THE CONGRESS: Wasters & Spenders

Democratic Congressman Otto Ernest Passman, wholesaler of restaurant equipment from Monroe, La., let his temper shoot up past the broiling point a while before dinner one day last week. The "wasters and spenders," he charged broadly, had leaked to reporters the news that his subcommittee was cutting even worse than usual upon this year's Administration proposals for foreign aid.

Louisiana's Passman was piqued at the leak because, he said, it would give "top-echelon people downtown more time to conduct their unprecedented pressure campaign for more money." Translation: he had hoped to sneak the cuts through the full Appropriations Committee...

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