New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tuesday, February 16,1993
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Vol. 141, No. 63 — Daily 50 cents, Sunday 75 centsClinton prepares for tax hikes, spending cuts
WASHINGTON — President Clinton is working to build momentum for a $500 billion package of tax increases and spending cuts, saying that most Americans may feel a pinch but* the price of standing still "is far higher than the price of change.”
Republicans offered to cooperate on slashing the deficit after Clinton’s first prime-time address to the nation Monday night, but were skeptical about his approach.
“What the president has proposed so far is not ’shared sacrifice* but raw punishment,” said Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas.
Clinton today was meeting with Democratic congressional leaders and visiting a road construction project in town to demon-
Powell: America still paying for EDR changes
However, Stefanie Powell, president of the New
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Braunfels Republican Women, feels America is still paying for FDR’s policies of experimental President BQI Clinton presented his first address change. to the American public as president, Monday “I think we’re still suffering because of those night, telling Americans that now is time to act to changes and I think (bange for change sake is restore the American dream. not always the best thing,” Powell said.
By the end of 1994, Clinton said his adminis- The president cited soaring health care costs, tax
tration will create 500,000 new jobs while simul* cuts to the wealthy and the failure to invest in taneously decreasing governmental spending, domestic programs as causes of the increasing trimming back the federal payroll and investing in deficit, and challenged Americans to contribute domestic programs; likening his plan to Franklin
D. Roosevelt’s “bold persistent experimentation" Se* Clinton, peg* *
strate the kind of public works projects the economic stimulus portion of his plan would finance.
Clinton said the short-term stimulus part of his plan — $16
billion in spending on public works projects and $15 billion in tax breaks for businesses — would create as many as 500,000 jobs.
But most of his 11-minute nationally broadcast address was an effort to explain his decisions to raise taxes and cut government services and programs.
Wife of Senator [ calls fornew law
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Sh# eoneludad with a plea fer the legislature to aet quickly to provide protection fer the victims of stalkers.
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passage cfs strong anti-etalUng law for our sake end fer the take of thousands of innoesnt victims around tho stats.”
Stats Rap. Brian McCall, R-Plano, said his bill was similar to one passed by a Senate committee last wack that would make stalking a spaeiflesrimo, and allow fer increased punishmant fer repast
Othar lsgialation introduosd Monday by Rap. Sherri Green-barg, D-Austin, was aimad at restricting aootm to addreaasa and tafephona numbers from public
Under Greenberg's bills, people could make their nome address confidential so that it cauld not bo rafeaaod by either the Texas Dapartmant of Publio Safety or Toxao Department of Trona-potation.
“This is nothing less than a call to arms, to restore the vitality of the American dream,” he said.
“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.”
Clinton will formally unveil the four-year plan — which will include a new tax on fuels and sources of energy and an increase in the top individual and corporate income tax rate — in a Wednesday night address to a joint House-Senate session.
And while the proposed energy tax — to be based on heat content of various (bels — will proportionately hit middle-income Americans the hardest, Clinton said 70 percent “of the taxes I will propose fall on the shoulders of those who make more than $100,000.”
A White House official said
Clinton’s comments did not address total revenues to be generated, but rather that seven out of IO tax increases would be aimed at the wealthy.
In the past, Clinton only has said he would raise the tax rate firom the current ceiling of 31 percent to 36 percent on households earning more than $200,000 and individuals earning over $150,000; and impose an additional surcharge, probably IO percent, on incomes over $1 million.
Monday night’s address was the first time Clinton has used the $100,000 figure.
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., in a televised GOP response, questioned whether Clinton would make deep enough cuts in government spending before asking for more taxes.
Woman killed in interstate collision
A New Braunfels woman was killed early Monday morning in a head-on collision on Interstate 35, police officials said Tuesday.
Esther Madrid, 33, was traveling north in the southbound lane when she collided with a tractor trailer at approximately 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to New Braunfels police reports.
Motorist Paul Villereal, who was traveling northbound, reported seeing Madrid driving the wrong way for roughly half a
Vilereal told police he tried to warn truck drivers in the southbound lane, but police said Madrid’s car collided with an eighteen-wheeler near the Mill Store Plaza.
According to police, the driver of the truck was not ii\jured.
Madrid was pronounced dead at 3:57 a.m, according to police reports.
The accident is still under investigation.
Voters to decide school finance plan
NBISD officials express concerns
Staff and Wire Report
AUSTIN—The fete of a share-the-wealth school funding proposal is up to Texas voters now that lawmakers have approved putting it on a May I state ballot New Braunfels school officials •aid they are prepared to accept the school funding bill passed by the Houee last week, however, some concerns were expressed “This is only flair, and ifs only just” Lt Gov. Bob Bullock said of the proposed constitutional amendment to allow some local proparty tax money to be transferred from property-rich to poor school districts.
The proposal also will permit voters to decide separately on exempting school districts from future education mandates that ars imposed but not funded by the state, with soms exception •.
Tbs Banate voted 27-4 Monday to concur in the House version of tbs measure, forwarding tho issue to Texas voters.
The so-called Robin Hood property tex proposal is meant to meet a Texas Supreme Court order for lawmakers to pass a constitutional plan to equalise funding
available to property-rich end poor school districts.
If a plan isn't passed by a June I court deadline, school districts fees a cutoff of state public education money. Leaders have warned that would mean school closings, because public education relies on state aid and local property taxes.
Asked about a likaly contingency plan if voters turn down the proposed cojistitutional amendment, Bullock saki, “Suicide.*
Several members of the Senate, which had earlier passed its own proposed property tax amendment, said thay were concerned about the House provision on unfunded education mandatee and other items.
But supporters said they voted for the package because they didnt believe the House would accept more changes.
House Republicans, who number 56 in tho 150-member chamber, had until late last wtak blocked a share-the-wealth amendment Proposed constitutional amendments require atwo-
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Tbs New Braunfels Herald-Zeituna sends Birthday wishes to Anica Maria Medina, Debbie Bertels Lain, Kathleen Turk, Susan King, Vanessa Sepulveda, Nits Riggins, Armando Ramiros Br. and Steno Consoles, Belated birthday wishes go to Stanley Hummsl and Christopher Brockman.
Anniversary wishes go to William and Ruth Baker, Belated anniversary wishes go to Henry and Olga Dial.Project Graduation
Preset Graduation for Seniors at Canyon High School and their parents will moat at 7 p.m. Thursday, Fab. ll,
in tbs Common Building at tho school.Financial Frtadom Seminar
St John's Episcopal Church, 812 8. Guenther, la sponsoring a Financial Freedom Seminar from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Fob. 25. It will fest 20 weeks His seminar includes videos by Jim Sammons on getting out of debt, dealing with compromises and making investment*. Hit oostis $25 for materials. Can 625-2582.Mld-Taxaa Symphony
Hie Mid-Texes Symphony will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Fab. al, in the New Braunfels Civic Can
ter. Music indudas Tschaikowsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathetiquc” and “Moldau” and three dan oat from “Hie Bartered Bride” by Csechoslovtkien composer Bedrieh Smetana. Tickets are 69 for adults, 66 for senior dtiaens and solfege students and 63 for children. They ere available at First Choioa, 173 S. Seguin. Call 629-0366.Rotating Dolly 8trooo
Hit Inner Peace Movement wil
Movement will have free lecture! on Tips to Releasing Daily Stress” at I p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fib 16 and 23, at th# El Jardln Raal Conference Center, 1346 Hueoo Springs Loop Rd. Call 625-4361 or (600) 636-3006.
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