A Chance to Feast on Reagan

The President called it at one point possible "bureaucratic sabotage." Chief Budget Cutter David Stockman conceded that Administration officials were left "with egg on their face." Both men were referring to proposed new regulations, announced by the Agriculture Department, for school lunch programs that would have classified catsup as a vegetable. The resulting furor forced the Administration into a hasty and embarrassing announcement that the rules were being recalled for redrafting. Even so, they remain in many minds a symbol of what critics see as the Reagan team's callous indifference to the poor....

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