Nation: Outrageous

New row over who gets what

"Outrageous and deplorable conduct." "The height of hypocrisy."

"He'd better wake up."

The object of all these choice phrases from the big, booming voice of South Carolina's Senator Ernest F. Hollings was none other than the President of the U.S. The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee was indignant because Jimmy Carter had just appeared to change his mind about the budget that Hollings had shepherded through a House-Senate conference committee. In the same week that Carter told the crew of the homecoming nuclear aircraft carrier Nimitz that he favored higher pay for servicemen (see cover story),...

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