THE ADMINISTRATION: Working to Reform Welfare

Carter sees his plan as pro-family and pro-job. But will it fly?

"Things are beautiful," exults House Speaker Thomas ("Tip") O'Neill. "Beautiful." Beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, but no one has a sharper eye for political artistry than the Speaker. The long-expected, much-feared collision between Congress and the President had not occurred, and as Congress recessed for a month last week, relations between the two branches of Government had considerably warmed. Jimmy Carter was losing some but winning others. He was optimistic about the prospect of soon...

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