Nation: All Aboard the Bandwagon!

Across the U.S., politicians scramble to join the tax revolt of 78

That California tax quake was producing nationwide aftershocks last week. What had begun as an outburst against the lowest levels of government on the West Coast was stinging officials at the highest levels a continent away in Washington—and quite a few in between as well.

In the capital, Jimmy Carter told a press conference, a bit defensively: "All of us are concerned about the budget levels, about unnecessary spending, about more efficient operation of government and about lower taxation." Those trends, he...

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