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Frederick Post (Newspaper) - January 5, 1983, Frederick, Maryland Good morning the Best portion of a Good Man s life is his Little nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love Williams Wordsworth vol. 73-no. 21 a leased wire and features Frederick Maryland 21701 wednesday january 4 sections s run i Post i news t Iola uses 209-000 is Reagan ally says budget deficits Are terrifying Yowe Nullman Washington a president Reagan s top economic advisers fear he is firmly set on a budget course that will mean deficits of billion a year or More through 1988, administration officials said tuesday. Reagan s closest congressional ally called the numbers sen. Paul Laxalt r-nev., said after meeting with Reagan that the deficit numbers that we re looking at now Are huge and probably and Laxalt the chairman of Reagan s 1980 Campaign and now general chairman of the Republican party complained that the president is very close to being in Concrete in his refusal to scale Down Pentagon outlays. Even Secretary of state George Shultz was described by a Well placed administration source As being horrified by the looming deficits. This source who demanded anonymity noted that Shultz a former Treasury Secretary and budget director in the Nixon administration has attempted to play an Active role in shaping economic policy. Meanwhile Treasury Secretary Donald t. Regan budget director David a. Stockman and chief White House economist Martin s. Feldstein were said to be unanimous in favouring a combination of tax increases and defense cuts to narrow the huge deficits. But Reagan by All accounts is having none of that the economic advisers fear the enormous amount of Money the government will have to borrow to cover its budget shortfall will drive up interest rates Lead to a new burst of High inflation and make an already weakened Economy sicker. Feldstein has called the deficit problem the most serious threat to this country s economic Well being. On the basis of decisions As they currently stand and with the caveat that he May yet change his mind the president will be proposing deficits in the billion Range or higher Over the next five complained one administration official who spoke Only on condition that his name not be used. This makes our support for a balanced budget amendment look like something of a the official added. Laxalt declared that those numbers have to come Down dramatically. We he added that Reagan looks at the Broad Range of defense spending and really on a spread basis we can save an awful lot of Money without impairing our Security later spokesman Larry Speakes con continued on Page a-2 object of irritation Fisher s hollow Road residents Are unhappy that construction of a new Bridge is incomplete forcing them to travel across a Stony temporary Bridge. Frederick county officials say work on the county owned Bridge is progressing normally. Photo by c. Kurt bolter Bridge completion delay irks residents boards differ on als fees by Lloyd Batzler news Post staff two advisory boards have made Dif Ferent recommendations on whether patients Given emergency medical treat ment by Frederick county s advanced life support program should have to pay a fee to help underwrite the ser vice the executive Board of the county s Volunteer fire and Rescue association tuesday night voted against a proposal by the advanced life support Council to impose the charge. Instead the firefighter s group suggested the county commissioners use taxpayers funds to cover anticipated in creases in operating costs. The split recommendations mean the five member Board of county com missioners will be left with the sensitive decision of whether to Start a Billing policy. We re just looking for ways to under write this explained com missioner Galen r. Are Pitfalls with almost any approach you use either we do it through a Bill to their patient s insurance company or we do it through the tax i think the Public is going to ask Why in t this service covered by our said Robert Renner a member of the fire association Board. It poses a problem for the Volunteer fire and Rescue companies when they go out and ask for Renner added. While All county fire and ambulance companies received some funds from the county the bulk of Many depart ment s Money comes from donations and fund raising projects county budget officer Harold k. Keller or said As the advanced life support program grows More Money will be needed simply to maintain re cords required by the state the commissioners Are going to have to look very seriously at a secretarial service someone just to keep re cords plus there has to be Money for the required training Keller said Maryland Law mandates extensive continuing education for the county s cardiac Rescue technicians

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