AMERICAN NOTES: The Right to Cut

Can "right-wing" opinion—or left-wing for that matter—logically be more than 50% of all opinion? Gerald Ford is often accused of right-wingism for his attacks on Government spending, and of course Ronald Reagan is rated even farther right on that issue. Now, however, the Gallup poll has come along with a finding that 57% of registered voters would support candidates who promise a 5% reduction each year for the next four years in the number of federal employees. Further, 67% favored Ford's plan for matching cuts in federal spending and federal taxes. Earlier in the month, not in a poll but...

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