Are There Limits to Compassion?

A growing debate over the Government's obligation to help

"The idea that has been established over the past ten years, that almost every service that someone might need in life ought to be provided, financed by the Government as a matter of basic rights, is wrong. We challenge that. We reject that notion."

—Office of Management and Budget

Director David Stockman

That characteristically blunt comment sums up the Reagan Administration's side of an intensifying national debate about the President's plans to slash federal spending and taxes. As the draconian nature of the program has...

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