This Budget `Contract' Is Nothing More Than Voodoo IiRobert Kuttner
For the first time in memory, Republican House candidates are campaigning as a national ticket, pledged to carry out a common program--one that has attracted mainly ridicule. Over 300 Republican House candidates have sworn allegiance to House Republican leader Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America," a 247-page, seven-year master plan for the federal budget that is all too reminiscent of the voodoo budgeting of the early Reagan years. Gingrich, overeager for victory, has handed his opponents a sword.
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