Letters, Jul. 10, 1978

Tax Revolt

To the Editors:

The passage of Proposition 13 in California is beyond any doubt the political event of the century, and Howard Jarvis [June 19] has proved himself a leader to be reckoned with. I nominate him to lead a crusade for constitutional fiscal restraints on our spendthrift, irresponsible, inept Congress.

William C. Morrison Jr.

Oklahoma City, Okla.

The voters of California have spoken all right, but "tax revolt" is a little too noble-sounding for this irresponsible initiative. Given the opportunity, "the will of the people" would probably be to eliminate all taxes. Let's not make heroes out of selfish, ignorant voters.

Paul Bollwinkel...

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