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by Bill Watterson
Congress holds first meeting
on deficit-reduction proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Congress' first showdown loomed
yesterday on the $500 billion deficit-
cutting plan as an all-out lobbying
blitz by President Bush and top
lawmakers left vote counters opti-
mistic but nervous.
The focus of the battle was in the
House, where despite public expres-
sions of confidence by Democratic
and Republican leaders, aides con-
fided that their vote counts still fell
short of assured passage.
By late Wednesday, each party
was about 40 votes short of getting
majority support in the House for
the measure, with many uncommit-
ted members in both parties, sources
"We're still worried," one Demo-
cratic staff aide said late Wednesday.
"We're still working hard."
Bush summoned 27 Republican
members of congress to the White
House to seek their support for the
plan, which would be the largest
package of tax increases and spend-
ing cuts ever. He dispatched lieu-
tenants to the Capitol to buttonhole
lawmakers in corridors in what one
White House aide called the adminis-
tration's biggest lobbying effort.
"We have people who have
been...advocating certain positions,
coming out of the left, coming out
of the right, coming out of the broad
center, and I'm having to say to
them, 'Now look, lay aside that pas-
sion for that specific issue...and put
the national interest first," Bush told
Senate leaders seemed more con-
fident of prevailing in yesterday's
vote, which was to be on a broad
outline of the spending plan.
Congress will vote in two weeks on
a separate measure containing the ac-
tual spending cuts and tax boosts.
The plan would produce $134 bil-
lion in new taxes, $109 billion in
cuts in benefit programs, and about
$200 billion in reduced militar)
spending over the next five years,
including $40 billion in savings in
the fiscal year that started Monday.
Taxes would be raised on alcohol,
tobacco, yachts, gasoline, heating
oil, a small portion of the incomes
of the wealthy and other luxury
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Bush administration is preparing a
blueprint for a smaller, less costly
Star Wars shield that could not pro-
tect the United States against an all-
out Soviet ballistic missile attack,
the program's director said yesterday.
The new system, not yet offi-
cially announced, would defend
against "tens or hundreds" of mis-
siles fired accidentally by the Soviets
or deliberately by a Third World
renegade leader, rather than the thou-
sands of missiles that would be ex-
pected to fill the skies in a full-scale
attack by Moscow.
Henry Cooper, the Pentagon offi-
cial in charge of the Strategic De-
fense Initiative, said in an interview
that the revised anti-missile system
could be deployed more quickly than
the system currently envisioned.
He said he could not give a target
date for deployment or a precise es-
timate of the cost.
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possible .-ilitary options - would
be "the 'Chainsaw Massacre' in air
"If we carpet bomb Iraq and mas-
sacre millions, we are no better than
Saddam Hussein himself," Cole said.
Political Science Prof. Ernest
Wilson agreed with Cole saying the
United States should not attack Iraq
"simply to kick Hussein out of
Kuwait." He added, however, that if
Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia, "a mulit-
lateral approach would be required."
The remaining speakers focused
on the economic repercussions of the
Gulf crisis for domestic and interna-
"I would say it's still somewhat
uncertain but obviously less than"
the Pentagon's estimate of $55 bil-
lion for the initial phase of the cur-
rent Star Wars plan.
About $20 billion has been spent
on Star Wars research since 1984.
Economics Prof. Robin Barlow
called the Iraqi takeover of Kuwait
"bank robbery" because of the mas-
sive oil reserves Iraq gained in the
Barlow warned that this usurpa-
tion of Iraqi oil by Kuwait would
have far reaching effects for interna-
tional markets by causing "a shift in'
power in OPEC to a more hawkish
Prof. Gunter Dufey of the School
of Business Administration showed
hope for the situation by saying that
the higher oil prices resultant of the
Gulf crisis are "severe but not deadly
for Western economies."
"The markets have shown re-
silience... it gives me optimism,"
The administration is requesting
$4.7 billion for Star Wars in the cur-
rent budget year, but Congress is
expected to shave at least $1 billion
off that figure. The House's version
of the 1991 defense budget set Star
Wars spending at $2.3 billion, a fig-
ure Cooper called "wholly irrespon- t
Even if Congress adopted the:
$3.7 billion 1991 Star Wars budget
proposed by the Senate, the Pen-
tagon would be forced to "terminate
or mothball" some parts of the pro-
gram, Cooper said.
During the' question and answer
session, an audience member sparked
a small debate among panel mem-.
bers when he asked how effective
they thought the current sanctions
were going to be.
Cole argued that sanctions would
be effective, citing the successful
early 1950's international boycott of
Iran as an example of how sanctions
Dufey disagreed saying that Iraq
has many sympathizers in the world
which could lead to the breakdown of
"Ultimately only economic pain
will be inflicted and different soci-.
eties have different thresholds of tol-
erance." Dufey added.
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Elisa Lichtenbaum, a 1990 Hop-
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