Nation: Congress Gets the Antitax Message

But goes into frenzied marathon sessions in an attempt to avoid a Carter veto

Few lines won Jimmy Carter more cheers in his election campaign than his charge that the nation's tax system is a "disgrace." As President, he pledged to make the tax code "simple, fair, equitable [and] progressive" and to "substantially reduce" the burden on the taxpayer. But Carter discovered that Congress had its own idea of just what kind of tax program the nation needs.

At the start of this week, the House and Senate produced a bill that would slash $18.7 billion...

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