Nader group says Reagan broke 'safety net' pledges

A Ralph Nader group is accusing President Reagan of breaking at least 14 promises he made in his State of the Union address, ranging from protecting aid for the elderly to curtailing business subsidies.

"The 'safety net' that President Reagan promised would protect millions of Americans lies tattered under a heap of legislation benefiting special interests ," Congress Watch reported, comparing Reagan's Feb. 18 address with actions that followed. The successful fights for tax and budget reductions resulted in cuts in social programs that Mr. Reagan promised not to cut, while failing to eliminate the business subsidies he promised to cut, the report said.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK