Reagan's Budget Blitz Rolls On

But Democrats demand more details and less "jelly bean talk "

The President was elated. "Two to one?" he asked incredulously at a White House staff meeting last week. "Really? That's great!" His aides had just brought him the results of the first poll of national sentiment since he disclosed his dramatic plan to slash federal spending and taxes. Actually, the Washington Post-ABC News poll found that the margin of public approval for his economic recovery program was by more than 3 to 1; 2 to 1 was the ratio by which Americans expect Reagan's shrinking of Government to bring inflation down...

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