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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels April Kilpatrick explains deficit see below JAMES KILPATRICK O pinions tteraldZeltung Dave General Manager Robert Editor James Kilpatrick Congr Senators Bob Dole and Pete Domenici made their budget proposals public on Good Then they both fled town Dole tor brave the hardships of Paris and Domenici to vacation in Florida with his On Monday they returned to the All things the music is filled with sour notes as the two Senate leaders might have Perhaps some of the more vociferous special interests temperarily have played The American Association of Retired Persons went into a ritual frenzy over the proposal to limit cost ofliving adjustments in Social but otherwise the reaction seemed almost If this impression is and if it reflects a growing understanding that sacrifices must be maybe Congress can begin to make some real headway faces few problems with cuts to ward reducing the federal few members will accept all the proposals agreed upon by the Republican leadership and the White but if a consensus can be formed on most of the a reasonable budget can be achieved for fiscal Taken as a the recommendations make The president may not be happy about a real increase after inflation of only 3 percent a year in defense but he has said the national security will not be materially harmed by a slower Over the next three the 333 proposal would reduce projected deficits by nearly Congress should go for Congress ought also to accept the idea of limiting a COLA for persons receiving Social Security benefits to 2 percent a year for the same Of the million about 15 percent depend solely upon their monthly checks perhaps some exception should be worked out for Ten percent of the retirees have so much outside income they have to pay taxes on part of their Social Security The average monthly check is for What we are talking about is an average increase of a month as opposed to a full COLA of a Every person now on Social Security lived through the Great Depression of the 30s they all know hard ship and they all have survived They also know that because of the generous impulses of Congress over the they will receive in benefits far more than they ever have paid Claude Pepper and the AARP to the this is not too much to ask of the What of other recommendations The leadership proposes to terminate rural housing subsidies at a saving of billion over the threeyear Rural elec trification subsidies would be phased out for a saving of Fourteen billion dollars would be saved by reforms on farm price supports and farm Every one of these proposals makes The business community would take its The leadership proposes to abolish the Small Business Administration and to end direct loans from the ExportImport Both the civil service and the armed services would be affected by COLA limits and by retirement The leadership would ask something of middleincome families through changes in eligibility for student loans and subsidized school Termination of general revenue sharing with the states would save billion over the three If the leaderships package were to be adopted in estimated deficits would fall to billion in fiscal to billion in and to a manageable billion in The package wont be adopted in of but both the means and the end are plainly in the public Will the public respond I dont but I know that nothing significant will happen if every affected interest persists in hollering mine It is profoundly discouraging to look around at the the the greed that everywhere is manifested by college Amtrak subway old young small business bigbusiness lovers of and by yachtsmen who object to paying the Coast Guard for services ren If Americans work we can get out of this If we we REMANS CHAINS JUST WANTS 7D A Your representatives John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station 78711 Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington 20510 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212 Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 Jack Anderson Missile power man watches star rise WASHINGTON David Sullivan is a former CIA analyst whose call him Mad Hes a pivotal behindthescenes power in the fight over the MX missile and arms control The story of Sullivans rise to in fluence is a case history of the way things work in Educated at Sullivan served in Marine Corps combat in telligence in Vietnam and eventually wound up in one of the CIAs most sensitive jobs analyzing Soviet strategy and nuclear force moder He soon discovered that the Soviets were violating SALT en dangering President Carters at tempts to negotiate the SALT II Sullivan committed bureaucratic harakiri He delivered his report on Soviet violations to a sympathetic congressional Richard This violated the First Commandment of bureaucratic government Thou shall not go out of Realizing his days in the CIA were Sullivan quit and went to work for Lloyd D He wrote numerous articles on Soviet duplicity for various When Ronald Reagan became Sullivan was given a top post at the Arms Control and Disarmament His Richard became a high of ficial at the Sullivans mad dog pursuit of Soviet violations guaranteed that his tenure at the disarmament agency would be Frustrated once he left for the more sym pathetic environment of Capitol becoming a senior policy advisor to four conservative GOP Steve Symms and James McClure of and Jesse Helms and John East of North In this Sullivan has ghosted a series of letters from the Fearsome Four to their Senate President Defense Secretary Caspar Wein berger and CIA Director William reminding them of Kremlin A recent for tried to get the Pentagon and the CIA to acknowledge that the Soviets now have more than ICBM nuclear instead of the they profess to the Reagan ad while fulminating about the Evil was reluctant to reveal information it had on Soviet armstreaty The White House finally did so in a secret report early last year after Symms with Sullivan at his elbow had done some highpower the consummate behind thescenes has become an irascible and influential monkey wrench in the machinery of Soviet armscontrol Its not just because he now has some committed ideological hardliners backing him its because his early warnings on Soviet weapon development has turned out to be dead Even liberal critics concede that Sullivan is brilliant and an op ponent to be reckoned though they claim with some justice that he occasionally stretches the facts to make a polemical Sullivans latest weapon is a book that will be published Soviet Military Supremacy The Untold Facts About the New Danger to The coauthor is another conservative who served in the trenches of Capitol Quentin Weve seen an advance and given the amount of intelligence information revealed in the its suprising that the CIA cleared it for the book will add even more clout to the ideas and recommendations of the exMarine whose antiSoviet warnings were once spurned by the Executive memo The Internal Revenue Service doesnt trust The revenooers are planning to retain a private firm to monitor radio stations across the country to make sure the stations run the IRS publicservice an nouncements as they Unlike regular the IRS announcements are run But broadcasting such public service announcements is part of a stations licensing so the IRS wants to make sure no station is cheating on its People who drive in the Washington area have learned to give a wide berth to cars bearing diplomatic They know that diplomats often ignore the requirement laid down only a few years ago that they have proper liability insurance before they get behind the A collision with an uninsured diplomats car can cost the other guy a bundle and the diplomat cant be The State Department is trying to do something about Its setting up a computer system to make sure that persons with diplomatic immunity have liability insurance on their aircraft and other motorized Will a handshake and a smile do the job The Arms Control and Disar mament Agency is planning an eight month study of all agreements with the Russians since to see if perhaps some kind of informal agreement will work out better than the formal treaties duly signed and Because of the difficulties which have been encountered with formal armscontrol there is a need to investigate less formal arms control the instructions for the project a o o Q ITS THIS WHAT A IT5 AN BUNCH OF COU856 OK6Y SHARING A ARZW IM ILL SHOW ANYBODY 6BTTIN6ANY WAITA Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the oif its and were happy to publish letters to the Letters are published on the Opinions page as soon as they are unless delayed by space While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other we welcome letters 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