He Got What He Wanted

Reagan wins his budget; the revolution begins

The debate in the House of Representatives was the angriest in ages. Democratic Leader Jim Wright of Texas shook the rafters with an accusation that the Reagan Administration wanted Congress to "lie down submissively" and let it "dictate every last scintilla" of the 1982 budget. Republican Leader Robert Michel blasted back that the only amendments the majority Democrats wanted to let his party offer to the budget bill were "bastards of the worst order for which we disown any parental responsibility." The vote, on a...

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