THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Fridoy, September 8, 1972
Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, September 8, 1972
Nixon pledges no higher taxes
WASHINGTON 'A) - President
Nixon pledged yesterday that he
will not seek a tax increase if he
wins a second term but left open
the possibility that he will propose
revisions in America's tax struc-
The President's views were re-
layed to newsmen by two Repub-
lican congressional leaders and by
White House press secretary Ron-
Responding to questions, Ziegler
said he could not predict whether
the President might propose re-
visions in the tax structurewhich
could involve an increase in some
Changes in the tax system Nixon has declared should be low-
might be proposed, Ziegler said, ered.
"if there are ways to bring fur- At the same meeting in which
ther equity . . ." He said he had Ziegler made hisremarks Senate
no specifics on such changes be- Republican leader Hugh Scott (R.-
ause decisions have not been Pa.) and House Republican leader
made.Gerald Ford (R-Mich.) blasted
The presidential spokesman ac- Senator George McGovern's (D-
knowledged that the administra- S.D.) economic proposals.
tion is still studying the value-
added tax, a form of national "A vote for McGovern is a vote
sales tax. But, he said, a value- for higher taxes, higher, spending,
added tax "does not equate to tax higher unemployment, higher ev-
increase." erything," said Scott.
The value-added tax has been, C
mentioned as apossiblehmethod He added that McGovern's pro-
of bringing reductions in proper- posals would necessitate a 100 per
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Congress probes wheat pact
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vestigate how the Nixon adminis- with the Russians, involving $750 subcommittee hearing, Purcell'
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tee subcommittee headed by Rep. grain deal," House Speaker Carl handle the transa
Graham Purcell (D-Tex.) begins Albert (D-Okla.) told reporters yes- Sources close t
the latest in a series of probes terday. also said conflict
prompted by disputes in the grain- Asked if he meant possible con- would be studied.
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