THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, January 18, 1977
Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY
[XES FORD PROPOSAL
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Attorneys continue battle
Carter eager to establish own budget toabolishcapital punishme
WASHINGTON 0?) - Presi- Carter won't write a complete-
dent-elect Carter wants Con- ly new budget.
gress to throw out large parts of But Stuart Eizenstat, his do-
President Ford's budget and re- mestice policy adviser, says:
place themwith his proposals. "There are a number of areas
He's likely to get his way in which we're interested in and
most cases. ( that we're going to make revis-
CONGRESS HAS a big major- ions in."
ity of Democrats, and C a r t e r
may ask them to strike about $9 CARTER PLANS to submit his
billion in spending cuts F o r d proposals in mid-February.
proposed yesterday, three days j About three-quarters of the
before leaving office. $12.4 billion in cuts proposed by
Ford may be rejected by Con-
gress, says Bob Hartman, a Car-
ter budget adviser. He called the
cuts "silly, not serious . . . and
old hat reductions that C o n-
gress has not acted on in the
last year or two." .I
Hartman cited Ford's pronos-
ed reductions for food stamps,
saying they already have been
ruled out of order by the courts;
and reductions in Medicare. In
addition, Carter has called for
increasing spending to create
jobs rather than the cut back
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College of the U of M for at least one full term. Sopho- Ford's defense proposals totaled
mores must have a U of M grade point average of 3.7 or $112.3 billion and called for new
better and Juniors and Seniors must have at least a 3.6 spending on the B1 bomber,
GPA in order to apply for a scholarship. Students must which Carter has indicated he
also apply to the Office of Financial Aid as part of their whichtCar
LSA Scholarship application. The awards are based on both. doesnt favor.
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cations must be returned to 1220 Angell Hall by Feb- $C billion to $7 billion in cut
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- and more if he can reduce ling the present allocation of $2
tensions in the Middle East. billion this year for public works WASHINGTON (P) - A 199-the Soviet Union and South Af-
Ford's budget envisions a net projects by private contractors day courtroom war recorded its rica in this bizarre punishment."
$47.5-billion tax cut in five years. with the possibility of another $2 first fatality yesterday. Utah declared the attorney for the
4The first yearx it would reduce billion in 1978. executed convicted murderer Legal Defense Fund of the Na-
Thefistyeritwoldreuc IGary Mark Gilmore. tional Association' for the Ad,
income taxes $166 for a family Carter wants to reduce unem- G rda tek Gxm-evanc t oColor Peple.
of fur arnng $0,00 ayea. plymet fom .9 pr cnt his Gilmore's death, the first exe- vancement of Colored People.
of four earning $10,000 a year. ' ployment from 7.9 per cent this cution of a criminal in the tFr ol nraeteps eebrt r45prct Unit-
But Ford would increase the past December to 4 or 4.5 per ued States since 1967, represented
family's Social Security tax by cent during his first term. Theresr'
$30 - for a net cut of $136. were 7.5 million persons out of a tle lost to a band of civil-
work last month. brightsattorneys seeking to abol- ere is a certain
ish capital punishment.
CARTER WANTS a two-year, Ford's Commerce Department BUT THE war that began last e floodgates-are-
$30-billion program of job pro- says Carter's program would July when the Supreme Court open mentality that
jects and tax cuts. He says his push the Gross National Pro- ruled that the death penalty is ankly bothers us.'
plan would give the same fam- duct total not necessarily cruel and un-
ily a $100 to $200 rebate on its , or economic output, not unsesai t cr ande -
1976 taxes and permanent $100 half a percentage point higherj usual punishment for murder--ACLU atorney
reductions in future years. each year than it would climb rsay. g. A CLU ittoliley
Carter has not advocated in- otherwise. The ultimate success of their
creasing the Social Security tax campaign, however, must now "THIS BIZARRE execution
rate, and hic. tax cuts benefit I OVER TWO years, the depart- appear in jeopardy. The losers should not prejudice the litiga-
lower income persons more than ment says, unemployment would could be the 358 men and wo- tion we are continuing on behalf
Ford's. drop three-tenths of one per men now on prison death rows of numerous indigent death-row
The President calls for sharp cent, or by about 300,000 jobs. in 20 stales - clients . . . It will in no way
cuts in government Gilmore's case was, in legal affect the adjudication of the
usingovrmn programs Carter's program would push: aspects, a tainted test. Thea tteain th
that were designed to combat tlegal claims we are raising," a
joblessness. He said ntedhe it1977 deficit to between $70 condemned man could have pro- defense fund statement said.
ohse bl seie s billion and $75 billion a record longed his life and possibly pre-
next year and cut other job pro- and might increase the deficit 'en to a ealbuthspurnedachl t is unikely thatr Utahs fo
grams because of the anticipat- to $60 billion in 1978. seh attempts. those on death row in o'her
ed improvements in the econ- Ford's budget estimates res THOSE WHO had led the fight ates, will die soon. Only Flor-
omy."Fodsbdeesiae e TH EWH halethfgtI ida. Texas and Georgia have'
ceipts at $393 billion, leaving against the death penalty con- had the Supreme Court's ex-
atm anaout toseimroveo- a deficit of $47 billion, cown cede that his death represents a approval ofbtheir capita
Hents. fmabo sodsrom $57 billion this year.wH edtiningpsychological defeat. It puilte at r
mcomes at a time when two of
Carter's program includes ex- says it might drop to $11.6 bil- every three Americans reported- Officials in Florida and Geor-
the blion in 1979. He projected a bal- ly favor capital punishment for gia say they are months away
andingthe public service em-y anced bulget by 1980. certain crimes. from scheduling their first exe-I
ploymn program from anFoth reodthrisn uin.AtmsbyTxsf-
existing 300,000 jobs to 500.000 Carter has promised a balanc-fF cithrrecdrb thee io tions ch dle pis Texaseof-
jobs later this year and ' to ed budget by 1981. He hopes for talk of surrender by the aboli- cis e s ee
tionists. cutions during the past several
725,000 jobs in 1978. $60-billion in surplus that year' "The United States now de- months have thus far beenl
and would use it to expand do- parts from prevailing standards thwarted by appeals.
CARTER ALSO calls for doub- mestic social programs. of Western democracies, joining THE DEATH penalty laws in'
17 other sates have snot yet been
tested, and appeals challenging
the constitutionality of all are
exnected to reach the nation's
highest court. That could take
"We hone the circumstances
of Gilmore's execution .may
sten the demise of this racist,
ftile and barbarous instittu-
tion." the Legal Defense Fund
said. But attorneys most in-
voived in the abolition move-
ment privately acknowledged
that such a demise is improb-
ab> at best.
"The point about Gary Gil-
more th-t worries me most real-
lv doesn't involve Gilmore," an
attorney for the American Civil
Liberties Union said. "It's the
attitudes of the courts and the
nation that let him die . .. That
worries me. There is a certain
the - floodgates - are - open men-
tality that frankly bothers us."
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Tuesday, January 18, 1977
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