Ready for a Real Downer

As Reagan and Congress ponder their moves, the gloom grows

The uproar over Budget Boss David Stockman's indiscreet remarks could scarcely have come at a worse moment for the Reagan Administration. Time has just about run out for Congress and the White House to make tough economic choices. The legislators have until the end of this week, Nov. 20, to appropriate money to keep the Government running, and the President will have to decide whether to veto bills that pierce his budget ceilings. Worse, the decisions will be made in an atmosphere of confusion, worry and even gloom created by the deepening...

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