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HOWARD JARVIS, CO-AUTHOR of California's tax-slashing Proposition 13, talks to reporters yesterday following a Lansing
appearance to promote a petition drive to place a similar proposal on Michigan's November ballot.
Jarvis plugs Michan tax cut
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won in the last ten seconds, so let's go
out and do it."
Jarvis called the right of petition
necessary to the American form of
government, adding the people of his
home state of California had used that
right to "make their voices perfectly
Michigan is the first state outside
California which has received Jarvis
aid. He plans to tour 30 states in the up-
coming months and predicted tax cut
amendments would appear on the
November ballots in at least 20 states.
CRITICS OF MICHIGAN'S Tisch
Amendment say the resulting loss in
revenue would cause massive gover-
nment layoffs, curtailment of gover-
nment services and would particularly
hurt the poor.
Jarvis answered those critics by
saying, "In California they said the
same things, but they have only laid off
2400 people and it's going to result in an
added 250,000 jobs. This will help the
poor because it will create jobs, and if
they're poor they can get jobs.
"The purpose of a free country,"
Jarvis added, "is to enrich the people
and not the bureaucrats. This tax cut
will transform a government of, for,
and by the bureaucrats to a gover-
nment of, for, and by the people."
ANOTHER TAX proposal which has
already gained a spot on Michigan's
November ballot also drew Jarvis' at-
tention. The milder Headlee Amen-
dment calls for a limit on increases in
property taxes as determined by an-
nual increases in the state's total per-
All GOP candidates urged
to push income tax cut
WASHINGTON (AP) - The game plan in Washington to move this
Republican National Committee country in the right direction ... The
yesterday urged GOP candidates at Democrats have no plan at all ... The
every level to make a one-third income are only trying to redistribute the pie."
tax cut their major issue in this year's President Carter originally proposed
election campaigns. a $25 billion tax cut, later scaling it
"We Republicans are throwing down down to $20 billion in deference to
the gauntlet.. ." GOP Chairman Bill congressional views. Most recently, the
Brock told a news conference. administration has backed a $15 billion
"IT ISA direct challenge of President' cut, at least in the initial legislative
Carter's tax policies and those-of the ct tlati h nta eiltv
Democratic leadership in Congress." stages.
Brock reiterated the national com-
mittee's endorsement of a measure by - Te genie
Rep. Jack Kemp, (R-N.Y.), and Sen.
William Roth (R-Del.), to cut taxes 33 tw Wo
per cent in three annual stages.'
He said the committee will conductq
seminars on the issue for candidates Billiards at the
throughout the country and also send
out speakers to take the RepublicanU
position directly to the voters.
"WE ARE NOT on the verge of a tax Open 11 a.m. Mon-Fri
revolt. we are in the midst of one" Roth 1 p.m. Sat-Sun
"That's a tax increase proposal
because it allows taxes to go up," Jar-
vis charged. "I commend them for put-
ting something on the ballot, but we
want a tax cut, not a tax increase."
Jarvis also took time to warn the
federal government not to reap the
benefits of windfall tax revenues from
states where tax cut proposals are
enacted. In such instances, the citizens
of the states will pay higher federal in-
come taxes because of lower property
"I have talked with Senator Alan
Cranston (D-Calif.) and Senator
Russell Long (D-La.) and I understand
there is going to be legislation which
will prevent that," Jarvis said.
Jarvis, who said he paid his own ex-
penses to come to Michigan, will cam-
paign in the southeastern part of the
state today before heading back to
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