The Nation: The High Price of Higher Milk Prices

President Nixon repeatedly has denied any connection between his decision to raise federal milk price supports in 1971 and three large dairy cooperatives' financial support of his 1972 reelection campaign. He has insisted that the real reason for the increase was to forestall the Democratic Congress from legislating an even larger boost. But evidence to the contrary continues to accumulate Last week Democratic staffers of the Senate Watergate committee completed a 359-page draft report that was damaging to the President. The investigators concluded that both the White House and the milkmen clearly understood that the cooperatives' pledge of more than $2...

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