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Daily Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Doylestown, PennsylvaniaDemos plan to Block future tax cuts Dahy Intel Gencert feb Ivory Post 3 Washington House democratic Leaden declared tuesday that time has run out for president Reagan s economic program and indicated their attempt to dismantle it Wil include scuttling virtually All the tax cuts he wants in future Yean but the plan outlined by rep. Dan chairman of the tax writing ways and Means would allow this years 10 percent Cut in individual income taxes to take effect at the same he and other democratic leaders pressed for a billion Relief package for the nation s jobless that May include billion Worth of emergency assistance for food and shelter. Years when the 97th Congress the question was would the president get a House speaker Thomas p. O Neill or. Said. He did and things did not get they got added that the not cutting is the first order of business for the 98th in to a computer and communications Industry o Neill noted that Reagan the Economy is on the in said the is in need of intensive across Rostenkowski told a securities Industry staggering dimensions of Unzem social Security and the deficit demand that we give a wondering nation some hard answers this Spring. Means muzzling the partisan guns and negotiating an economic plan for the next few chiding Reagan s proposal to freeze non military Federal Rostenkowski propose a similar freeze on scheduled tax reductions effective dec. He said such a freeze might repeal of indexing which would tie personal in mine Uia ia4.cs 1985. That was part of Reagan s original tax Cut and is designed to prevent from subjecting taxpayers to higher rates merely because their incomes have kept abreast of increasing prices. Repeal of other tax reductions scheduled after the end of including changes in gift and the so called Windfall profits tax. Instead of a phased in the recently boosted excise taxes on cigarettes and Tele phones. A delay in consideration of new tax reduction recommendations from including tuition tax Enterprise zones and education savings accounts. Freeze would gain roughly the same Revenue about billion As the president s proposed in his latest Rostenkowski said. To Aomori that Reagan s proposals for that would be triggered in later years if the Economy picks up have Chance of n Frimd in world human rights Washington the state department said tuesday political repression around the world continued on a Broad scale in with a number of no democratic governments both Friendly and unfriendly routinely denying the most fundamental human freedoms. In an annual the department assessed 162 countries in pages and concluded there was virtually no change in human rights Protection in most countries Ami Maremaa Siruis Iii Uii Ici a. At one the report found that democratic Costa Rica one of the committed tons in protecting human while at the communist North Korea one of the most highly regimented and controlled countries in the the report indicated in politically motivated killings were More Likely to occur in rightist dictatorships than in communist countries. Under questioning at a press Elliott Abrams. The assistant Secretary for human rights and humanitarian refused to say whether there was any easing of political repression around the world in 1982 compared with 1981. In its 15-Page Section on the soviet the report said that country to fall far Short of accepted International capital punishment is imposed Only dissent is the incarceration of dissidents in prison or the report said it concluded there was an escalation in 1982 in the anti dissident Campaign. Moscow s it is to sever contacts Between soviet dissidents and foreign ers. In the report said the inability of soviet and afghan forces to crush the resistance movement has led them to target and kill the civilian in areas of High rebel activity. In another close soviet the report said More than remain to political re education Camps almost eight years after the country was unified under communist control. The report also criticized Israel s treatment of arabs in the occupied territories. This Issue the most significant human rights problems for Israel 1 these relations were trained aim uie rights problems exacerbated As a consequence of the governments of . E and developing jewish the report said the study described the atmosphere in the occupied territories As one of because of palestinian terrorist actions and Arab fears of ing by Israel. French discuss Trade Protection Paris vice president George Bush said tuesday the United states and Western Europe Are United in their resolve to confront a soviet military buildup and in their efforts to pull the West out of an economic recession. It was the first time during his 12-Day Lour of waiting for cheese the salvation army Hall in Niagara Falls is ringed by hundreds of people standing in the chilling cold waiting for surplus government cheese. Economically hard hit Niagara county was the first in new York to Start distribution of the five Pound blocks of cheese. Plan to add Federal employees to social Security roles opposed Washington while government labor organizers on tuesday attacked the plan to include new Federal workers in social a retired by a Quarter million dollars after paying into the separate pension program for Federal employees supported the change. Charles l. Told the House ways and Means subcommittee on social Security that his pen Sion has mushroomed from a month to More than a month since he retired in 1965 after holding succession of obscure at the Treasury depart ment. Who Rose from messenger to chief of the Federal Reserve s vault operation during a 42-year americans above the poverty level must participate in the necessary to bring huge Federal deficits under control. Both civilian and must shoulder their part of the the grandson of a former told the House panel that is considering a Bill to bail out the ailing social Security system. But leaders of postal unions and other Federal employee groups said they wanted no part of social Secu now or in the future. Robert l. President of the National Alliance of postal and Federal Saia a wimm us to Force new Federal workers into alien plan of social next year. Moe president of the american postal workers claimed the National commission on social Security Reform exaggerated the savings from bringing new workers into the system. Commis Sion is wrong. This is a window dressing he said. Vincent r. President of the National association of letter a Shell game and the victims Are Federal and postal pm but Sylvester j. Research director of the employee Benefit research testified that the civil service retirement programs had an unfunded liability of billion at the end of and add ing new employees to the system would Only increase that Burden. Disagreements Between Washington and its european allies on protectionism and economic policy. Bush s Stop in France came a Day after French foreign minister Claude Chesson labelled the Selling of flour by the United states to Egypt at subsidized prices Western Alliance is dedicated and United in its efforts to preserve the peace in Europe by maintain ing the balance of Power Between East and Bush told a news conference. Are also unified in our efforts to revitalize our reduce unemployment and inflation and improve the Standard of living not Only in our own but throughout the world. He said. Bush spoke after several meetings with France s socialist leaders and officials who Are More upset about the flour Sale than the possible deployment of More . Missiles in Europe. The Only real concern in Paris has been about soviet pressure to make France s Independent nuclear Force part of a possible european arms reduction Deal France has consistently backed the position at the Geneva arms reduction talks and has loudly sup ported the plan to deploy 572 intermediate Range missiles in Europe if those talks to not Lead to an agreement. Bush told reporters that he and French had. A Frank about the flour Sale but. He have grievances with the i Nii of t us. If they have problems w Ith i the flour we can name about six others we can talk place to the place to eliminate these differences Are in the discussions that Are going on in Gatt agreement on tariffs and or in some other place so we do not have an Alliance divided by these protectionist said Are plenty of ways to adjudicate the fairness or unfairness of any step that s taken. But we be got to cooperatively resist these in a prepared Bush can t emphasize enough that the Reagan administration is committed to protectionist measures we believe free Trade is not Only necessary for our own but the recovery of the world have death std War inae Mii. Oar i Mthm pm Ltd the the aft by the of Ino to two an iranian comm Kim wed i Tai an achieved toe of the flirt stage at the Victo Toui vol Fajr Sutof u sit ions and purging Lbw rated there Way to Check on Tocea Rahmy of the conflicting do not ban tree . The iranians launched their fourth it Totev night in the Mitt taint. Julua lj1v1 w. I Southeast of Baghdad. The waste strata go Highway iraqi and Ore port City of Iran claimed its recaptured Square Miles and three Frontier posts on the iranian Side of the be two three iraqi posts Aerow the killed 800 iraqi troops and wounded or captured dozens of others. France nazi s lawyer spurns threats the head of the Lyon bar who appointed himself nazi War criminal Klaus Barbie s lawyer temporarily because he did t want to Burden another member of the said tuesday he has received Many Anonymous Tele phoned threats but they me totally unmoved. Lawyer Alain de la Servelle told the associated press he would not ask for police Protection for himself or his family because am much too Small a he said the Calls started even before he named himself to represent Barbie after the wartime Gestapo chief in Lyon was expelled from Bolivia and indicted in Lyon saturday for crimes against humanity. Now was twice sentenced to death in absent a by postwar French military tribunals. Because the death penalty was abolished in 1981 and those crimes Are now covered by the statute of new cases have to be prepared against him. Lawyers say his trial will not take place for Many or perhaps a year or More. Accused of killing or deporting some French jews and members of the resistance. The of Castry of on rebuffed politicians and others who demanded that the death penalty be restored and made retroactive so Barbie could be executed. The ministry said the Toni Tutu Uon does not allow retroactive and it would not breach this As the Vichy government did during the nazi occupation. Phoenix Man guilty of bigamy Giovanni who said he married More than is women in 33 was found guilty tues Day of fraud and bigamy in his nov. Marriage to a 43-year-old woman. The Maricopa county Superior court jury of eight men and four women deliberated about 90 minutes before returning the verdict judge Rufus Coulter did not immediately set a sentencing Date for who appeared surprised and whispered to his defense assistant Public defender Richard after the verdict was under the bigamy and fraud Vigliotto faces up to 34 years in prison. Deputy Maricopa county attorney David Stoller said feel the charges against Vigliotto stemmed from his marriage to Patricia Ann Gardiner of who Lesu Tieu lie Vai Baucu Wiki it. Riih property two weeks later and abandoned her in a san Diego Motel. Bigamy is merely Abomeli Ruig thin does to perpetuate a Stoller had said in his closing arguments earlier tuesday. Use to use the values of family in this i in his closing Steiner said the state did not prove that Vigliotto defrauded one of his wives. A once Well to do woman and her son find themselves living out of their car in a riches to rags Story. For this and other National see Page 11. Thornburgh Calls for million in new and extended taxes continued from Page one to on a bold new journey to a working Pennsylva Nia of the future then additional revenues be required this the governor said. His tax proposals extend the state s 6 percent sales tax to wine and liquor sold in bars and Candy and Arcade Cable paper and cleaning entertainment events and non prescription drugs. The changes will produce million in new reve nue. Boost the state s wholesale fuel tax from 3.5 percent to 1 to prop up sagging motor License fund revenues. The change would offset an million drop in revenues due to lower Gas Oline prices and diminished and bring million to the state. A spokesman for the Sun co. Of Radnor said such a change would add about a half cent to the current per gallon Price of Gaso line. Change once a year vehicle registrations to once every two years. A car owner would have to put out 148 at one time instead of the change would mean an or Millann withhold anticipated income taxes from individuals dividends and savings interest. Impose a 4.5 percent sever Ance tax on Oil and natural Gas produced within the state. It would raise million. Increase the minimum capital Stock and franchise tax from to per raising an additional million. Noting that state employees have to share the Thorn Burgh said they will be asked to accept raises of no More than l percent and will have to pay 6.25 percent towards their pensions in Stead of 5 percent. The state pen Sion contribution would drop from 18 percent to 16 percent. The general fund paid for out of income and sales would Ris from billion to billion. Democrats in the House and Senate quickly panned the speech. Budget is Boring and yet out of said House he said. Think we need to study them and examine the matter very carefully and come up with a with Pennsylvania s unemployment at 13.6 percent in Thornburgh called for the program to ease the and of mortgage foreclosures we share an obligation to do All we As a to ease the very real and very human suffer ing of those without those without wealth and those with Little Thornburgh said. Over the next two a temporary Reserve of million in surplus lottery funds would be earmarked for the Loans. Lawmakers seemed Cool to the however. The governor proposes to raid the state lottery for purposes other than providing assistance to Pennsylvania s senior said sen. Robert d Lackawanna but Thornburgh said the Money would be repaid. There Are enough lottery funds to pay for an additional million in senior citizens programs besides the existing Grants and the proposed hand up he said. This every Penny drawn from that Reserve will be repaid to the lottery fund when unemployment has been and its victims can provide for themselves Thorn Burgh said. He called on senior citizens to share the lottery fund. Who remember the value of a helping hand during the great depression will surely understand our Call for an open heart during the current races added. Bucks Mont legislators predict Long fight Over budget Manderino. Senate minority Leader Edward zem Preul said the sales tax Exten Sions will fall heaviest on Unzem Low income and elderly people. Is a financial attack on the people least Able to afford he said. Republican Senate Leader Robert Jubelirer seemed cautious. By Don Wolf Arrit Bure Bureau Harrisburg Bucks Mont legislators Are making no plans for the fourth of july this year. After hearing Pennsylvania gov. Dick Thornburgh s budget presentation tuesday some Bucks Mont lawmakers b t and republicans Are predicting a bitter fight Over the proposal that could go Well into the summer. The Best sen. H. Craig could say about the million budget is a big Docu find Little he s proposed is said the Long time Thornburgh critic. Surplus state lottery Money to pro vide an emergency Reserve for Loans to distressed households fac ing foreclosure Drew much of the fire from a handful of legislators polled after Thornburgh s address. But they were not the Only criticisms. Sen. Edward l. A to. Who is relatively supportive of the said he dislikes the governor s idea of extending per Sonal income tax withholding requirements to dividends and interests. Rep. James . Was disturbed that school districts can expect no significant increase in Basic instructional subsidies in the Thornburgh Bud get. There also is no increase for for Job there Are no jobs it s a worthless said Hep. Benjamin h. R-144. Lewis and Gallagher also were surprised so Little attention was Given by Thornburgh to putting people Back to work Wilson and rep. Roy were pleased by the Auster Ity of the Wincn cams general fund spending increases to 3.7 Cornell and Howard were heart ened to see an increase of million Over last allotted to the Ben Franklin partnership of private and labor to expand Job creating advanced technology industries. It nor rent Tan on Vershal matters to fill those budget the state sales tax and use although million is pegged everything irom entertainment tickets to Over the counter drugs does not bother Cornell. In Many he these items already Are taxed because of confusion by both Consumers and retailers. Howard said he was to see the governor propose increasing Public employees contribution rate on pension funds. A1lu Uhd Ucli we use excess lottery Money for a prescription plan for senior Citi objected to using those funds for the foreclosure program. He also said he resented the Thornburgh administration for excluding Republican legislators from input on the budget. Not willing to be Don Quixote for the governor without a working gluon
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