The Tax-Slashing Campaign

Money worries and a mood of irritation mark the election season of 1978

Taxes, taxes, taxes! Ever since the resounding triumph of California's Proposition 13 last June, the nation has been shuddering with a kind of tax-cutting fever. Even at a time of prosperity, with the economy humming along at a trillion-dollar rate, poll after poll shows Americans in a mood of irritation and resentment about the amount of money they have to spend on the public needs. Tax-cutting measures of all sorts have sprouted in state legislatures and on local ballots. And as Americans prepare to go...

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