AMERICAN NOTES: Production Numbers

As the Democratic road show settled into Miami Beach for a week's run, the Administration managed a few deftly staged production numbers of its own, each designed for a special audi ence. For the nation's farmers, there was the news of a $750 million grain sale to the Soviet Union. For the aerospace industry, there was a $150 million export license granted to Boeing permitting the sale of ten 707 jets to China. For the oldsters, there was Richard Nixon's signature on a bill increasing Social Security benefits by 20% ; he protested that its effects would be inflationary,...

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