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President Kennedy Looks Ahead to 1964

Dec. 30, 1962 - President Kennedy will continue this week to write the basic legislative program that will carry him through the politically perilous last two years of his term and into the 1964 election. The single most important feature in that program will be his call for a tax cut, which will reportedly be in the area of $6 to $8 billion. Except for the tax cut, the Kennedy legislative program for 1963-64 will bear a striking resemblance to that laid before the last Congress. The big fights with the 88th Congress will be over foreign aid, medical care for the aged, federal aid to education, and establishment of a department of urban affairs. Mr. Kennedy views the tax cut as an essential stimulus to an economy that has failed to reach its full potential during much of the last decade.


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