Chicago — Former President Jimmy Carter, breaking public silence on his successor's policies, attacked President Reagan's tax cuts as "a Christmas tree for special-interest groups."
"The decision was ill advised . . . ," Mr. Carter commented here during a visit with his son Jack, a commodities broker. "It heavily favored the rich instead of the poor. I don't believe it was good for the country. But I'm willing to let the economic events of the next year take their course before I speak out anymore."