Big Battles on Two Fronts

Reagan fights Congress on the budget (again) and taxes

With the flourish of a man assured of his political popularity and the righteousness of his electoral mandate, the President last week threw down the gauntlet to Congress. Said Ronald Reagan at his press conference: "I am asking Congress today to deliver to my desk before the August recess not one, but two bills—a spending bill and a tax bill." Determined to alter the direction of Federal Government and, as he put it, "rescue the economy from high inflation and high unemployment," Reagan has become...

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