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Reagan
lobbies
for his
budget
plan

WASHINGTON (AP)-President Reagan lobbied down to
the wire yesterday, leaving nothing to chance as the House
neared a vote on a 1982 budget blueprint likely to wind up
much to his liking.
"You know me. I run scared all the time," Reagan said at
the White House.
BY MOST COUNTS, however, conservative Democrats
stood ready to join the Republican minority to hand Reagan a
stunning victory in the House-a budget plan tailor-made for
his deep spending cuts and three-year, 30 percent income tax
rate reduction.
Despite pessimism from Democratic leaders fighting the
Reagan plan, White House deputy press secretary Larry
Speakes predicted the final vote, expected today or
tomorrow, will be close.
Democrats met privately before the House went into
session yesterday and Speaker Thomas O'Neill, Jr. (D-
Mass.), an opponent of the Reagan budget plan, said after-
ward, "I only can hope and pray and trust we changed some
minds."
A TRANSCRIPT OF his remarks to the closed-door caucus
showed O'Neill describing himself as a lifelong liberal and
pleading with Democrats to reject Reagan's budget in favor
of the less austere Democratic plan.
Citing the gains made in combatting poverty from the wor-

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st days of the Great Depression, O'Neill said:
"You don't think that happened by accident, do you. That
happened by design and by legislation of the Democratic
Party through the years ...
"YOU KNOW, as Ianalyze all this (what has happened to
the Democratic Party), are we running into the woods
because we are frightened, because a man, the president of
the United States is as popular as his is?"
Speaking of the administration, O'Neill added, "They are
cutting off the services for health, education and senior
citizens. I do not believe this was the mandate of the
Americanjpeople last year," he said.
At issue is a bill to set guidelines for Congress to follow
later in the year. The final decisions on the spending cuts and
the precise size and shape of the tax bill won't be known for
weeks or months.
THE PLAN REAGAN is backing calls for spending $688.8
billion and anticipates a deficit of $31 billion in 1982 and a
balanced budget in 1984. It instructs the committees of
Congress to slash $36.6 billion in spending for next year.
An alternative backed by the Democratic leadership calls
for spending $714.5 billion, including more than Reagan
would on social programs, and leaves a deficit of $25.6 billion.
It has room for only a one-year tax cut, smaller than the first
year of the administration's three-year plan.

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