Tough Talk from Dole

"The time is fast approaching when we will have to decide whether this Congress is a serious deliberative body or not. [The budget deficit] ought to be at the heart of our legislative agenda. Instead it is a sort of a sideshow . . . It seems we are drifting into an aimless stupor."

Harsh words even for sarcastic Robert Dole, perhaps; but the Senate Finance Committee chairman had special reason for annoyance. He had risked the wrath of farmers in his home state of Kansas to sponsor a bill freezing agricultural...

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