TAXES: Long Batting For Carter

The Carter Administration's much-beleaguered tax-cutting plans survived perhaps their toughest test last week in the Senate Finance Committee and emerged reasonably intact. They were saved not by the President but by Committee Chairman Russell Long of Louisiana, who drew on all his parliamentary skill. Fresh from a midweek lunch of bacon-and-tomato sandwiches with Carter at the White House, Long trotted Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Charles Schultze before the committee for an unusual second appearance to argue for the Administration's $50 tax rebate. In the end, the committee voted to keep the rebate, restore the increase in the investment...

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