THE NATION: Cut That Budget

Returning to Washington after a ten-day holiday in Oklahoma, Senator Robert Samuel Kerr put a meaty forefinger on the mood of the reconvening Congress: "There's as much opportunity to achieve greatness by what you don't do as by what you do." Like many another Senator and Representative home on recess, Bob Kerr had tested political currents and come away with a spine-tingling shock. Around the nation at all levels people were hellbent on economy—and on not much congressional action beyond that. One senior Senator summed up his constituents' advice in seven succinct words:...

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