The Congress: More of Everything

In his protean efforts to quell inflation without raising taxes, Lyndon Johnson is getting no help at all from the Congress his party dominates. Indeed, Capitol Hill's prodigal mood can only intensify the pressure on an already overstrained economy.

When the President complained about the congressional spending spree to Everett Dirksen, the Senate minority leader gave him some blunt advice: "You've lectured the business commu nity, you've lectured the grocers, and you've lectured the housewives. You've lectured everyone but the right crowd —the members of your own party."

Homilies Ignored. Actually, the President has been pressuring and preaching to congressional Democrats...

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