THE NATION: Ready for the Brawl

As he packed his bags to return to Washington, Dallas' Republican Representative Bruce Alger looked grimly forward to the second session of the Democratic 85th Congress. "I foresee bitterness and hatefulness," he said last week. "We are going to squabble and fight and make the world think we hate each other and that we can't solve our problems. We are going to have bigger and bigger budgets, higher taxes, more Government spending at home and abroad, and more inflation accompanied by deficit financing. Happy New Year!"

Congressman Alger's view, of the horizon may have been unduly clouded, but few of his...

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