Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, June 18, 1985
Mixed reaction for
Reagan's tax reform
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President breaks the plan would give the very
Reagan's tax reform plan received wealthy. Nonetheless, he said the the
mixed reviews from groups represen- proposal was "the most significant
ting the poor yesterday while several piece of anti-poverty legislation"
accounting experts labeled parts of Reagan had sent Congress.
the proposal neither simple nor fair.
Repeating a theme that has become The president, meanwhile, keeping 4
R g h s his schedule despite the Middle East
common during tax reform hearings hijacking crisis, met at the White
witnesses told both the House Ways House with leaders of small
and Means and Senate Finance Com- businesses to discuss the reform
mittees the plan was an improvement proposal.
over the current tax system but could
be substantially improved. He planned to continue his road
IN THE FINANCE Committee, campaign for the proposal later in the
groups representing the poor praised week, selling the idea Wednesday to
Reagan for taking steps to help the the national convention of the U.S.
c plight of those in poverty. Yet, many Jaycees in Indianapolis and members
still questioned the tax plan's fairness of the Lions Club International in
and suggested it could go much fur- Dallas on Friday.
ther.At the Ways and Means meeting,
-.tPhilip Storrer, a professor of accoun-
The Rev. Jerome Boxeletner, ting and taxation from California
" upresident of the National Conference State University Hayward, said
of Catholic Charities, contended that Reagan's plan was a "vast im-
Reagan's three tax brackets of 15, 25 Regns plan was a sstim
Daily Photo by DAN HABI and 35 percent would result in provement" over the current sytem
"famlie of idey vayin incmeswhich after 72 years of adjustments,
"families of widely varying incomes "is the fiscal toxic waste dump site of
Buddy system payn"taxs't"he samte." the federal statutes."
Four children from the University Children's Center leave the planetarium inside the Exhibit Museum and en- He suggested adding a fourth But Storrer cautioned that the 4
joy having a little bit of sunshine. bracket of 45 percent for those with a public was reluctant to accept a new
taxable income of more than $100,000, system "which they are told is for
noting that would increase the 'fairness, simplicity and economic
PsD rprogressivity of the plan and possibly growth' when it is still so complicated
Protests surround Botha 's proclamation make it more politically acceptable. that it takes 45 pages justto describe
PT w the changes that are to be made to the
ARGUING THAT the wealthy exsigItralRvneCd,
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa African air force aerobatic team, flew independence conditional on the benefitted the most from Reagan's existing Internal Revenue Code.
(UPI) - President Pieter Botha, in overhead. removal of Cuban troops from 1981 tax cut bill, he contended "the "In our opinion, the average
ceremonies marked by protests, But opponents, who believe the Angola, Namibia's northern neighbor, favorable treatment they receive in American's primary concern is a
signed a proclamation in the proclamation is merely a ploy to en- where they are helping the Marxist the tax reform proposal is all the perception that the tax system is
Nambian capital of Windhoek trench South African control, mar- government resist a pro-Western in- more questionable fromsalvistal the p ercetin tat trich," added a
yesterday installing a new ad- ched through a black township outside surrection. of administrative justice." statement from the New York State
ministration in the disputed protec- Windhoek carrying signs such as one Under the proclamation, South Robert Greenstein of the Center on Society of Certified Public Accountan-
torate. saying, "We will not collaborate in Africa retains responsibility for Budget and Policy Priorities, a group ts. "There is little we see in the ad-
Botha, whose government rules the our own oppression." defense, foreign relations and which studies federal policies affec- ministration's proposals to change
desert nation in defiance of the United SOUTH AFRICA captured the negotiations on independence. ting the poor, also questioned the tax this."
Nations and the world court, told ob- mineral-rich territory from Germany The plan has been criticized as a_------
servers that progress toward in- during World War I and has held it ploy to evade the terms of the U.N.
dependence was slow because of the since then despite repeated condem- plan by most nations and by the South Church offers suport to
U.N. attitudes and the presence of nation by the United Nations and a West African People's Organization,
30,000 Cuban troops in neighboring finding by the International Court of SWAPO, an indigenous guerrilla
Angola. Justice in June 1971 that its oc- movement recognized by the U.N. as
AFTER signing the proclamation, cupation was illegal. the legitimate representative of X
effective at 12:01a.m. Tuesday, Botha A five-nation group including the Namibia.
swore in an eight-man multi-racial United States has been named to In his speech yesterday in Win- GRAND RAPIDS (UPI) - The but an ineffective method of
cabinet to take over control of most bring about independence in Namibia, dhoek, Botha said, "Nothing would Christian Reformed Church will offer protesting the arms race.
internal government functions. which is known in Pretoria as South please South Africa more than to be mra suportet mbr w o
Soldiers and military hardware West Africa, under a U.N. plan able to lighten its financial, security, wioral support to members who
rumbled through the heavily guarded providing for internationally super- administrative and diplomatic withhold taxes to protest military An official statement adopted by the
streets of Windhoek to mark the event vised elections. responsibilities in regard to South spending even though the church con- denomination's synod, which
and the "Silver Hawks," the South However, South Africa has made West Africa." siders tax resistnce not only illegal represents 3011 thousand church
members who decide in good con-
EPP Nscience to withhold taxes will not be
denied moral and financial support, if
Lesbian/Gay Pride Week - Celebration, 9 necessary.
Performances p.m., Nectarine Ballroom.
Highlight Rudolph Steiner Institute - The Story of John But Eunice Vanderian, a member
University Musical Society - piano recital, the Baptist, 8 p.m., Rudolph Steiner Institute, o the synd on the ta rte
Are you considering becoming a vegetarian Agusti Anievas, complete Chopin Etudes, 1 1923Geddes Ave. issue, said the church still feels its
but would like to know more about it? Tune into p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Center for Continuing Education of Women - membersshould "exhaust every legal
"Spirits in the Material World," a WCBN informal discussion on job hunting techniques, membe" ouext evere
program at 6 p.m. The program will feature M inoon, 350 S. Thayer. avenue" open to them before
Mukya Tassirere, a local expert on nutrition, Computing Center - "The Macintosh Per- withholding taxes for any reason.
health, and vegetarianism. Matthaei Botanical Gardens - Herb Study sonal Computer as a UMnet Terminal," 1:30
Group, 12:30 p.m., Botanical Gardens & 3:30 p.m. cond
-mAuditorium. Microcomputer Education Center - Microsoft condone tax resistance, but merely
Films Multiplan, 8:30 a.m.; Intro to MS-DOS, 1 p.m.: states that the church will not deny
Miscellaneous Intro to the Macintosh, 3 p.m.: 3113 School of moral and financial support to those
Michigan Theater Foundation - The Impor- Education Building. members who determine that it is the
tance of Being Earnest, 7:05p.m.; The Picture of Recreation Sports - Bicycle repair clinic, 8 Printing Services - Seminar, "How to Order best way to make their feelings
Dorian Gray, 9p.m., Michigan Theater. p.m., North Campus Recreation Building. Printing," 1p.m., 1919 Green Hd. known.