Business: Battling the Inflation Bears

Quarterback Carter got his quick score, but now a budget fight looms

In the first burst of cheering over Jimmy Carter's save-the-dollar program, some football-fan bankers compared the President to a quarterback who had thrown a spectacular pass from his own 1-yd. line for a touchdown. Last week it became evident that the quick score only got the Carter Comets back into a game that had been turning into a rout. To win, Carter must now call signals effectively for a long, grind-it-out-on-the-ground drive against the awesome defense of the Inflation Bears.

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