Letters, Mar. 5, 1973

Sacred Cows Get the Lion's Share

Sir / It is very disheartening to look at Mr Nixon's budget recommendations for deep cuts into programs for unemployment, education, school milk subsidies and hospital construction [Feb. 5]. The sacred cows in the Pentagon continue to receive the lion's share, while funds for social programs are either cut out or impounded.

It appears that the old Nixon has returned.

HARRY CHERNOFF

Paramus. N.J

Sir / When President Nixon asserts that there has to be a choice between inflation and/or higher taxes, and cutting programs like pollution control, medical research, job development, etc., why isn't there a storm of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!