SPENDING: Here Comes the Bonanza

I think revenue sharing is a great thing.

—Mayor Hobby Stripling of Vienna, Ga.

Revenue sharing is a bunch of bull and a mass of red tape.

—Mayor Jerry Hancock of Mitchell, Ind.

Delight, anger, confusion and skepticism are only some of the reactions of local politicians to the Government's landmark program to kick back to states and municipalities a portion of the tax money that it collects. The first Treasury checks, retroactive to January, will go in the mail next month, in time to arrive for Christmas. Already, from the grandest statehouse to the meanest village hall, officeholders are planning, wrangling and...

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